Ricciardo’s Injury Opens Door for Lawson’s F1 Debut
During a practice crash at Zandvoort, Daniel Ricciardo sustained a broken metacarpal in his left hand, creating an opportunity for 21-year-old Kiwi racer, Liam Lawson, to make his Formula 1 debut in the Netherlands.
The talented Super Formula points runner-up has made quite an impression in his four cameo appearances. This was further solidified by his impressive performance in the Singapore Grand Prix, where he scored two points and secured a ninth-place finish.
Looking ahead, Lawson will take a backseat next season, as Ricciardo returns to the driver’s seat for the Qatar Grand Prix.
This unexpected turn of events unfolded when Lawson received the news via Facetime from Ricciardo himself. The young driver expressed his gratitude for the opportunity and shared his excitement to showcase his skills on such a prestigious stage.
Liam Lawson has proven himself to be a promising talent with immense potential, making him a name to watch out for in future seasons. As he continues to develop his skills and gain more experience, it will be interesting to see what lies ahead for this young Kiwi racer in the world of Formula 1.