Awesome Lawson

2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship runner-up Liam Lawson has been victorious in the most recent round of German Formula 4 at Lausitzring.

Lawson enjoyed a streak of podiums across three races over the weekend, including two race wins – his first in the championship.

“To be honest, I’m a bit speechless,” Lawson said.

“We had some problems on Friday, so I never really thought that such success could be possible. It’s great that we were able to show how fast we are.”

Lawson has now elevated to second place in the outright standings, 25 points adrift of leader Lirim Zendeli.

German Formula 4’s next round will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on June 8–10.

Locally, Australian Formula 4 graduates Jack Smith, Tyler Everingham and Zak Best again locked out the podium at Winton for the second round of the V8 Touring Car Series.

Smith won the opening and final race, with Everingham claiming his first win of the year in Race Two.

The trio also lead the series standings, with Smith 23 points clear of Everingham and 25 clear of Best.

Sydney Motorsport Park is the series’ next round on June 8–10.

In British F4, Jack Doohan claimed his first win of the season at Thruxton in a stunning display in the final race of the weekend.

Doohan was close to victory in the round’s previous race, relinquishing the lead on the final lap. The son of five-time 500cc motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan was keen to make amends in the Sunday finale.

“I’m really happy with this result,” Doohan said.

“To have my team-mate and fellow Red Bull Junior Team driver Dennis Hauger on the podium with me means it’s a great end to the weekend for [Arden Motorsport].”

Doohan, with the next round to take place at Oulton Park on 9–10 June, is fifth in the overall standings.

Round Two of the CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship commences on Friday 1 June at Phillip Island, as part of the Shannons Nationals weekend.

Free online live streaming of Sunday’s (3 June) action will be available on formula4.com.au.