AlphaTauri F1 Tailors Their Future With New Red Bull Jr Behind the Wheel

Published 10/28/2021, 12:12 PM EDT


As teams get ready for the Formula 1 young drivers’ test later this year, AlphaTauri announces their driver of choice. A favorite from Formula 2, fans are excited to see a Kiwi driver in an F1 monocoque.

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Liam Lawson is on his way into a Formula 1 car soon. The driver races for Red Bull in the DTM series. He also represents the Red Bull Academy in F2, driving for Hitech GP; currently eighth in the driver’s championship.

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As a Red Bull Jr, the obvious step after F2 would be an F1 seat. But with the market as tight as it is, it may be a while before we see Lawson racing in the premier league. Till then, he gets his seat fitting ready with the Red Bull sister team for the big day.

Liam Lawson is a promising driver, and if Helmut Marko called him in for a seat fitting in an AlphaTauri, it surely means the Kiwi has done something right. As he gets ready for the young driver’s test in Abu Dhabi, a lot of eyes will be on Lawson. Optimistically, the Red Bull protege will impress as always.

AlphaTauri is not alone

In break ahead of the US GP, McLaren invited Patricio O’Ward to the MTC for a seat fitting as well. Pato represents the team in its IndyCar counterpart, Arrow McLaren.

This, however, comes as another bet lost on Zak Brown’s part. O’Ward will be driving a Papaya car at the Yas Marina as a forfeit having won a race in IndyCar; the driver won the bet twice over.

The Mexican put up an impressive fight in the American series, but always had an eye on an F1 seat. However, the decision lies in Brown’s hand, who now has lived up to his promise, hopes Pato will live up to his expectations.

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The American had mentioned, “Drivers always have the ambition to drive in Formula 1, but I think we have to wait and see how it goes in Abu Dhabi.”

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Teams are already getting ready for their futures in the sport, and have some very competitive drivers as their options. With the drivers’ test coming up soon, it will be fascinating to get a glimpse into the future of the.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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