Rodin Cars Announces Formula 2 Partnership With Liam Lawson
Though not yet 19, Liam Lawson is now just one step away from the pinnacle of motorsport – Formula 1. With backing from Rodin Cars, Lawson will contest the 2021 FIA Formula 2 championship with UK-based team Hitech GP. Liam’s entry into the 2021 FIA Formula 2 championship is the next step in his relationship with Rodin Cars.
Liam first attended Rodin Car’s state-of-the-art facility located in the shadow of Mount Lyford in February 2018. Rodin Cars founder, David Dicker offered Liam a drive of a Dallara F3 race car before the then 16-year-old headed to Europe to race F4 for Van Amersfoort Racing. Liam returned to Rodin Cars in May 2020 to see all of the progress Rodin has made to both facility and vehicles before he travelled to Europe for the FIA Formula 3 championship.
To accompany this announcement, Liam returned again to Rodin Cars, realising his dream to drive the company’s outstanding FZED single-seater.
“I have been really looking forward to driving the Rodin FZED,” exclaimed Lawson. “It is faster than an F2 car and it’s always good to drive something faster than what you race.”
“I’m very grateful to Rodin Cars and David Dicker for the backing to compete in Formula 2,” continued Lawson. “I’m so excited to race this year with Rodin and Red Bull livery on my car.”
In December last year, Lawson participated in a test day at Bahrain International Circuit where he sampled the Hitech GP Formula 2 car, posting the third quickest time of the 22 drivers and the fastest of the rookie drivers.
“We believe that we’ve got a strong package, so our goal for the year is to win races and eventually win the championship,” said Lawson. “F2 has some very experienced drivers and only a handful of rookies this year so it will be a tough championship. There are some new tracks for me as well, so I’m really looking forward to racing at places such as Monaco.”
“Even at such a young age, it’s obvious that Liam is an exceptional talent and a world-class racing driver,” said David Dicker. “He’s well on his way to a long and successful career in motorsport and Rodin Cars is delighted to partner with him on this journey that is now only one step away from Formula 1.”