Liam Lawson steps into Red Bull Reserve Driver Role

Lawson Red Bull Reserve :

Horner confirms Lawson will replace Vips as Red Bull reserve for 2023

Red Bull have promoted Liam Lawson to the role of reserve driver after Juri Vips was dropped by the team following an online incident in June, Team Principal Christian Horner has confirmed.

Vips’s contract as Red Bull reserve and test driver was terminated in the days prior to the British Grand Prix after the Estonian F2 racer allegedly made a racial slur while playing an online game.

Red Bull have now promoted New Zealander Liam Lawson to the role, the 20-year-old having scored two wins and seven podiums in Formula 2, in which he currently races for Carlin. Lawson will also fulfil reserve duties for AlphaTauri.

“Well Liam Lawson steps into that role, obviously following the Juri Vips announcement” 


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Andrew Burden

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