This weekend the FIA Formula 2 Championship is back in action as support for the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Monaco is special and for the three Red Bull Juniors, Jüri Vips, Jehan Daruvala and Liam Lawson, it is a huge highlight in the season as they head into the second round of the F2 campaign.
“It’s a pretty special one,” commented Liam Lawson. “I had time in the Red Bull simulator today (Monday) so I got my first ‘taste’ of what it’s going to be like. I’m super excited.
“It’s the circuit, so historic and a track that everyone loves. As kid I drove every F1 game that came out and I drove Monaco more than any other. I don’t know what it is, something about it, every driver seems to feel the same way, it’s just a really cool track.
“In F2 the track time is very limited, even in F1 the time is less than usual but they still get three practice sessions with plenty of tyres. We have 45 minutes with one set of tyres and with that we have to try and learn everything and get everything sorted, before Qualifying.
“So it is definitely going to be tough. I think the most important thing for Quali is going to be to try and extract everything we can out of FP to make sure we know as much as possible. I think Monaco is a place that is about being on the absolute limit without making any mistakes, we’ll have to make good use of every minute and not give up any track time,” asserted the Hitech driver who lies second in the points chase after winning the first race of the season.