After a lengthy gap since Silverstone the second half of the F2 championship starts in the wonderful park of Monza with a touch of autumn in the air. Red Bull Junior, Liam Lawson, sits eighth on the points table keen and able to battle for the top places.
The Kiwi driver has kept busy being very successful in DTM while waiting for the F2 restart. He stands second on the DTM points table after winning both races at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.
“We had a pretty good weekend there so we need to try and keep that momentum going,” commented Lawson. “It is definitely harder switching back to the F2 from DTM than it is going the other way. That’s simply because the F2 car is a lot faster and you’ve got to speed up everything. Also we have a lot less track time, just the one 45 minute session in F2. We did have the DTM race at Monza, that was quite a while ago now but it is a positive to take there.
“The F2 downforce level at Monza is similar to Baku where we were quite quick earlier in the year so I think we should be competitive and it’s an epic track so I am really looking forward to it.
“Silverstone was a track that we struggled at and particularly for me it was a difficult weekend for pace but think that Monza is such a different track that we will only know in FP or really in Quali where we stand and my focus now is just on Monza and doing a better job.”
Monza weekend schedule – all times CEST
Friday 10th September
11:20 – Free Practice (45 minutes)
16:50 – Qualifying (30 minutes)
Saturday 11th September
08:50 – Race 1 (21 laps or 45 minutes) (6:50pm NZ time)
14:45 – Race 2 (21 laps or 45 minutes) (12:45am NZ time Sunday)
Sunday 12th September
10:25 – Race 3 (30 laps or 60 minutes) (8:25pm NZ time)