Red Bull Junior Team driver Liam Lawson will join Hitech Grand Prix in this year’s FIA Formula 3 Championship.
Now 17 years old, Lawson endured a tough time in the championship last year. Racing for MP Motorsport, Lawson was the second-to-last driver confirmed in the series after a late deal with the Red Bull Junior Team following his success in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series.
In his 16 races, Lawson recorded two podium finishes – a third place at Silverstone and second at Monza. Lawson finished the season in 11th overall with an additional five points-scoring efforts. Lawson also raced in the highly prestigious Macau Grand Prix where he was seventh on debut.
A disjointed Euroformula Open Championship campaign netted second place overall with four wins in what was a season curtailed by accidents.
Red Bull announced their junior line-up for 2020, which will see three junior drivers contest the Formula 3 division.
Australian driver Jack Doohan will also contest the FIA Formula 3 Championship but with HWA Racelab. The 17-year-old is currently contesting the Formula 3 Asian Championship.
Dennis Hauger, 16, will be teammates alongside Lawson at Hitech Grand Prix. The driver from Norway will contest just one championship.
Elsewhere, Jak Crawford of the USA will race in the German and Italian Formula 4 championships for Van Amersfoort Racing, the same team Lawson once raced for. Jonny Edgar of the United Kingdom will contest an identical calendar as Crawford.
Yuki Tsunoda of Japan will race for Carlin in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The 19-year-old is currently contesting the Castrol Toyota Racing Series alongside Lawson.
Jüri Vips of Estonia will move from the FIA Formula 3 Championship in Europe to the SUPER FORMULA series in Japan for the factory Honda outfit Team Mugen.