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PALMER: What impressive Liam Lawson needs to do next to prove he deserves a full-time race seat in F1

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Jolyon Palmer
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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 17: Liam Lawson of New Zealand and Scuderia AlphaTauri prepares to

Liam Lawson has been doing a superb job in the AlphaTauri car since he debuted in Zandvoort, scoring points in Singapore and giving Red Bull a headache about their 2024 line-up. I want to see what Lawson can do in a straight duel with Tsunoda now, and I'm sure the team do too.

Three races in to the Kiwi driver’s Formula 1 career and he’s already doing much better than I expected. That’s not to say that I didn’t rate him, but he didn’t arrive in Formula 1 with the kind of trophy-laden junior career of an Oscar Piastri for example, and he stepped into a tricky car in the most difficult of circumstances in Zandvoort, taking over from Daniel Ricciardo on the Saturday after the Australian injured his hand in Friday practice.

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