Liam Lawson F1 2023


Liam Lawson

New Zealand

  • Hastings, New Zealand Place of Birth
  • 11 February 2002 Date of Birth
  • 2023 Dutch Grand Prix F1 Debut
  • AlphaTauri Current/Last Team


Liam Lawson is a prominent New Zealand racing driver who has made significant strides in racing. He is currently a reserve driver for the Red Bull Racing team.

Born on February 11, 2002, Lawson’s journey to single-seater racing began with notable achievements early in his career. He emerged as the 2019 champion in the Toyota Racing Series, a testament to his early prowess on the track. This success led to his inclusion in the Red Bull Junior Team, a platform known for nurturing young and talented drivers.

His skills further shone in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, where he competed as part of the Carlin team. In the 2022 season, he showcased remarkable talent and consistency, culminating in a commendable third-place finish. This performance solidified his reputation as a rising star in motor racing.

In 2021, Lawson expanded his racing portfolio by joining the Red Bull AF Corse team in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). Partnering with Alex Albon, another F1 driver from the Red Bull stable, he made a significant impact in the series. Despite a valiant effort, he narrowly missed clinching the championship in the final round.

Lawson’s career took another notable turn in the 2023 Super Formula Championship. Competing with Team Mugen, he displayed exceptional driving skills and strategic insight, which earned him second in this highly competitive series.

Apart from his achievements in various racing series, Lawson’s role as a reserve driver for Red Bull Racing has been pivotal. In 2023, he made a remarkable entry into Formula One. Stepping in for Daniel Ricciardo at AlphaTauri during the Dutch Grand Prix, he replaced Ricciardo for five races, who had sustained a hand injury in a practice session crash during the same weekend. Lawson’s Formula One debut was not just ceremonial; he quickly made a mark by securing his first points in the sport at his third race, the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix. This achievement further underscored his adaptability and skill in handling the pressure of F1.


Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
Japanese RB 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Current


Team Nationality Debut Season Status
AlphaTauri Italian 2020 Historic