AlphaTauri stand-in Liam Lawson scored his first Formulation One factors on the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and, in solely his third race, additionally chalked up the staff’s highest end of the season.
Regardless of that, the 21-year-old New Zealander managed to search out fault in his weekend.
“I have to kind these begins as a result of its two weekends in a row now that I’ve misplaced two spots off the road and it is simply making our life harder,” Lawson instructed Sky Sports activities tv.
“Actually, it is two slots and round right here you possibly can’t overtake,” added the teen, who began tenth and one spot forward of Crimson Bull’s double world champion and championship chief Max Verstappen.
“We did the onerous work yesterday and put ourselves in Q3 [the final phase of qualifying] and to lose these spots off the road is a bit tough.”
That stated, Lawson was completely happy together with his race and stated he gave it all the things.
The Kiwi’s regular development, after being given his break when Australian Daniel Ricciardo broke his hand, has made an enormous impression already.
Thirteenth within the Dutch Grand Prix, he was eleventh on the Italian race in Monza and moved up one other two locations to ninth in Singapore, together with his dad and mom available to savour the event.
The 2 factors made him the 350th driver to attain in a Formulation One world championship occasion for the reason that first in 1950.
Japanese staff mate Yuki Tsunoda, who retired on the primary lap, has scored solely three factors from 14 races after being unable to start out in Italy.
AlphaTauri have but to verify their drivers for 2024 and Lawson might staff up with Ricciardo or Tsunoda on the Crimson Bull-owned staff if he will get the nod.
“I have been beating the drum since earlier than driving in F1 making an attempt to get