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Liam Lawson weighs future in Formula 1 amidst Red Bull Uncertainty

Young driver Liam Lawson has hinted at the possibility of parting ways with Red Bull Racing if he fails to secure a full-time race seat for the 2025 F1 season.

Despite an impressive stint filling in for Daniel Ricciardo in 2023, Lawson found himself on the sidelines once again for the 2024 season, with Red Bull-affiliated AlphaTauri opting for a different line-up.

Lawson's performance during his brief appearance in 2023 earned him positive feedback, with Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko suggesting a chance for the 2025 season. However, recent speculation surrounding Ricciardo's performance has fuelled rumours that Lawson could replace him mid-season.

Expressing his aspirations ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, Lawson stated, "Obviously for me, the dream is to drive with Red Bull." However, he emphasized his overarching goal of securing a spot on the Formula 1 grid, whether with Red Bull or another team.

Reflecting on his debut at Zandvoort, Lawson acknowledged the pressure, recognizing it as an "audition." "Especially as a junior driver," he explained, "we're judged on what we do in our junior championships alongside Formula 1."

With the F1 Japan Grand Prix on the horizon, Lawson's future remains uncertain. The young driver remains focused on proving his capabilities on the track. As he awaits his next opportunity, Lawson's determination to secure a permanent spot in Formula 1 remains steadfast.

The F1 Japan Grand Prix, slated for the weekend of April 5-7, marks the fourth race of the 2024 season. The action-packed event will unfold at the iconic Suzuka International Racing Course, promising thrilling competition among the world's top drivers.

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