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Liam Lawson in Super Formula

Liam Lawson in Super Formula

Lawson wins Fuji Super Formula Debut

Liam Lawson ins Super Formula makes a brilliant debut with a victory for his Red Bull sponsored Mugen team. The 21-year-old New Zealander backed up his performance by crossing the line 3rd on Sunday but was demoted to 5th with a penalty for not following Saftey Car procedure. 

Read the detail and follow Liam on his personal webpage – here

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2023 Reserve Drivers

2023 Reserve drivers

2023 Reserve Drivers, Test Drivers and Third Drivers. 

Reserve Drivers are part of the team and often in the team’s garage over a race weekend. They are race-ready should a contract driver be excluded from driving. This has been more prevalent over the last two years with covid affecting drivers. 

A driver must participate in at least one practice session to join qualifying, so if it is a touch-and-go situation, teams need to make the call as early as possible so the reserve driver can get up to speed and qualify.

Test, Third or Simulator Drivers work with the team to develop and tune the car. 

In some cases, teams share these resources, usually where there is a commonality through Power Unit supply. 

The lineup for 2023 is as follows…

Red Bull Racing (and AlphaTauri)

  • Reserve drivers: Liam Lawson, Dennis Hauger, Zane Maloney
  • Third driver: Daniel Ricciardo
  • Simulator driver: Rudy van Buren

Aston Martin

  • Test and reserve driver: Stoffel Vandoorne
  • Reserve driver: Felipe Drugovich

Alfa Romeo

  • Reserve driver: Theo Pourchaire


  • Reserve driver: Antonio Giovinazzi
  • Test driver: Robert Shwartzman


  • Reserve driver: Alex Palou and Mick Schumacher (all season), Felipe Drugovich, Stoffel Vandoorne (first 15 races of 2023)
  • Test and development driver: Will Stevens
  • Test and development driver: Oliver Turvey

Mercedes (and Williams)

  • Reserve driver: Mick Schumacher


Reserve driver: Jack Doohan

Read more about the 2023 reserve drivers on motorsport.comhere

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F1’s 2022 Reserve Driver Lineup

With a team title and a driver title at stake, teams need to start the car even if one of the full-time drivers becomes unwell.

Reserve Drivers are on standby, often at the circuit, during a race weekend. They’re trained to jump into the car at short notice and participate in the race if needed. They can also be called upon for testing and simulator work. 

Antonio Giovinazzi & Mick Schumacher

If one of the Ferrari drivers cannot participate in a race weekend, the team will rely on a familiar face as their reserve driver; Antonio Giovinazzi, who has been a Ferrari reserve since 2017.

He previously raced for the Alfa Romeo but lost his full-time seat at the end of the 2021 F1 season.

Ferrari doesn’t have far to look for another one of their reserve drivers. Just a few doors down is Mick Schumacher, who has stepped up for the 2022 F1 season.

Schumacher made his F1 debut with Haas last year and will share the role with Giovinazzi. (more…)

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Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher (No 47) is a German-born F1 driver contracted to Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team as a reserve driver in 2023.

Mick’s career began in karting in 2008; he then progressed to the German ADAC Formula 4 before claiming the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship. In 2019 he entered Formula 2 and won the 2020 Championship. 

He is the son of seven-time F1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher.

Team  : Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team (Reserve Driver) 
Country  :  Germany
Podiums  :  –
Points  :  12
Grand Prix entered   :  43
World Championships  :  –

Highest race finish  :  6 (x1)
Highest grid position  :  6
Date of birth  :  22/03/1999
Place of birth  : Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland

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*Last updated 26th Nov 2022

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Liam Lawson

Liam Lawson is a New Zealand motor racing driver and a past Toyota Racing Series champion.

Liam is a member of the Red Bull Junior Team, and will drive in Japan’s Super Formula in 2023 with title-winning Honda outfit Team Mugen

He tested the AlphaTauri F1 car in the 2022 Abu Dhabi test, before running the AlphaTauri in Belgium’s FP1 and taking Verstappen’s RB18 to FP1 in the seasons Abu Dhabi final. 

Liam’s stats

Super Formula Driver for Team Mugen 

Red Bull Junior Team Driver

Red Bull & AlphaTauri Reserve Driver

2021 Red Bull DTM Driver, Category runner up 


Height174 cm

Weight69 kg

NationalityNew Zealand 

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Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian-born F1 driver with contracted to Mclaren F1 Team for 2022 and is a Reserve driver for Red Bull racing in 2023.

Team. :  Red Bull (Reserve Driver)
Licence  :  Australia
Podiums  : 
Points  : 
Grand Prix entered  : 
World Championships  : 

Highest race finish  :  1 (x8 – ranked on – here)
Highest grid position  : 

Debut  :  2011 British GP with HRT
Date of birth  : 
Place of birth  : 
Perth, Australia

Home race  :  Melbourne Australia

*Last updated 26th Nov 2022

Check out Daniel’s Website and Store at RIC3.COM – here

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