RODIN CARS ANNOUNCES 2021 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNERSHIP WITH LIAM LAWSON
RODIN CARS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RISING NEW ZEALAND STAR, LIAM LAWSON FOR THE 2021 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP.
• Rodin Cars continues to promote promising young motorsport stars by backing Liam Lawson’s upcoming campaign in the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
• “Liam is an extraordinary young talent and I am delighted to partner with him as he continues to rise through the ranks of global motorsports. With Rodin Cars, we aim to excel in all areas from engineering to drive performance, and Liam is a perfect partner as he is a driver with focus and a strategic mind, he has excelled at every step of his motorsport career and commited to achieving the desired outcome, so for us, it was a no brainer – he is the epitome of what we stand for,” said David Dicker, founder of Rodin Cars.
• After his first visit to Rodin Cars in 2018, Liam Lawson described Rodin Cars as his “happy place”. “It really is like nowhere else on Earth,” enthused Lawson. “What they are doing with the Rodin FZED and Rodin FZERO track cars is amazing. And to have access to this track, as a professional racing driver and the support from David and the Rodin team in my own career definitely gives me an edge that I can’t wait to showcase throughout the 2021 season.”
• Lawson, part of the global Red Bull Junior programme, will contest the 2021 FIA Formula 2 championship for Hitech GP, partnered with fellow Red Bull Junior, Juri Vips from Estonia.
• The 18-year-old Lawson raced in Formula 3 in 2020 with Hitech GP, scoring three wins and six podiums.
• 2021 will be an extraordinarily busy year for Lawson as he will contest a dual programme for Red Bull Motorsports. In addition to his duties in the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Lawson will also compete in the German DTM championship, partnered with former Red Bull Formula 1 driver, Alex Albon.
MT LYFORD, New Zealand, 20th January, 2021 – Though not yet 19, Liam Lawson is now just one step away from the pinnacle of motorsport – Formula 1. With backing from Rodin Cars, Lawson will contest the 2021 FIA Formula 2 championship with UK-based team Hitech GP. Liam’s entry into the 2021 FIA Formula 2 championship is the next step in his relationship with Rodin Cars.
Liam first attended Rodin Car’s state-of-the-art facility located in the shadow of Mount Lyford in February 2018. Rodin Cars founder, David Dicker offered Liam a drive of a Dallara F3 race car before the then 16-yearold headed to Europe to race F4 for Van Amersfoort Racing. Liam returned to Rodin Cars in May 2020 to see all of the progress Rodin has made to both facility and vehicles before he travelled to Europe for the FIA Formula 3 championship.
To accompany this announcement, Liam returned again to Rodin Cars, realising his dream of driving the company’s outstanding FZED single-seater.
“I have been really looking forward to driving the Rodin FZED,” exclaimed Lawson. “It is faster than an F2 car and it’s always good to drive something faster than what you race.”
“I’m very grateful to Rodin Cars and David Dicker for the backing to compete in Formula 2,” continued Lawson. “I’m so excited to race this year with Rodin and Red Bull livery on my car.”
In December last year, Lawson participated in a test day at Bahrain International Circuit where he sampled the Hitech GP Formula 2 car, posting the third quickest time of the 22 drivers and the fastest of the rookie drivers.
“We believe that we’ve got a strong package, so our goal for the year is to win races and eventually win the championship,” said Lawson. “F2 has some very experienced drivers and only a handful of rookies this year so it will be a tough championship. There are some new tracks for me as well, so I’m really looking forward to racing at places such as Monaco.”
“Even at such a young age, it’s obvious that Liam is an exceptional talent and a world-class racing driver,” said David Dicker. “He’s well on his way to a long and successful career in motorsport and Rodin Cars is delighted to partner with him on this journey that is now only one step away from Formula 1.”
Technical proficiency, engineering excellence and one of the largest and most diverse collections of the machinery and 3D printers in the Southern Hemisphere, are the foundations on which Rodin Cars’ is built. The automotive manufacturer has the capability to design and print many components of their bespoke supercars in-house – allowing the achievement and scrutiny of perfection to be more readily at hand.
Having the best team of engineers is fundamental to the achievement of everything that the FZED and FZERO were meant to be. The brightest up-and-coming thinkers and most adept craftspeople in the world of engineering have been sourced to achieve this goal. Partnering with the local university to support the engineering faculty is part of the Rodin Cars mission to promote and inspire the next generation of engineers.
When it comes to the Rodin cars – our engineers ensure there really is nothing like it.