Liam Lawson has been confirmed in Red Bull’s line-up for round two of the 2021 Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix series.
It is the Kiwi’s second go in the e-series, which utilises the official F1 2021 video game sees all ten teams competing for charity with a $100,000 prize pool. The chosen charity for Red Bull is Wings for Life.
Lawson will be teamed alongside new DTM teammate and current F1 reserve driver Alex Albon for this weekend’s race at Silverstone.
In his sole outing last year at the virtual Chinese Grand Prix, Lawson finished a commendable eighth.
Albon raced for the team in last weekend’s season opener where he fought from last on the grid to finish fourth.
Each event has two races, with the first being for professional sim-racers whose results then set the grid for the main feature.
Lawson is the only New Zealander on this weekend’s grid. Marcus Armstrong will not return for Ferrari this weekend after his successful run in round one where he finished fifth.
Instead, Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman will represent the Scuderia in Monday’s race.
Williams duo George Russel and Nicholas Latifi are the full-time F1 drivers confirmed for the Silverstone race, which will be streamed live on all F1 social media platforms from 7 am NZT Monday, February 8.