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BEHIND THE SCENES: 48 hours in the life of AlphaTauri super-sub Liam Lawson at Zandvoort

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Lawrence Barretto

When it was revealed Daniel Ricciardo had broken the fifth metacarpal in his left hand during a crash in Friday practice, it triggered a whirlwind 48 hours for AlphaTauri’s reserve Liam Lawson, who got the nod to make his F1 debut as a super-sub for this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix. Here’s how it played out…

Lawson finds out he got the drive

Lawson was sat in the drivers’ briefing, a session that takes place every Friday after second practice for the Race Director to discuss various topics with the drivers, as part of his role as reserve for both Red Bull and AlphaTauri, when halfway through the meeting he got the call that he would be required to step in for Ricciardo. He joked that he “concentrated a lot harder” on the second half of the meeting after the call...

READ MORE: AlphaTauri confirm Lawson will race at Monza – and until Ricciardo is ready to return to action


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