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Liam Lawson joins Juniors from all corners for global challenge

The Red Bull Junior Team is please to announce the inclusion of 17-year-old Kiwi Liam Lawson in our incredibly strong 2019 line-up. Hailing from around the world, from New Zealand to Norway from Austria to Australia the nine juniors will be racing across the globe from Suzuka to Silverstone, Buriram to Brands Hatch.

The breadth of experience is fascinating, Lawson has just won the New Zealand Grand Prix, the day before his seventeenth birthday, and will now contest the very prestigious and competitive Formula European Masters series with Motopark, the team that took 19-year-old Briton Dan Ticktum to back-to-back Macau victories.

Ticktum and fellow Junior Lucas Auer, the 24-year-old Austrian, will do battle in the Super Formula Series in Japan, chasing Super Licence points and sub F1 experience. At the other end of the age range, second year Junior Harry Thompson, still just 14, will continue his karting career after being named FIA Karting Rookie of the Year in 2018.

While two of our Europeans, Ticktum and Auer, head to Japan as part of the Honda Formula Dream Project, the same initiative brings 18-year-old Japanese Yuki Tsunoda west. He will contest the new FIA F3 series with Jenzer Motorsport and the old F3, now Formula European Masters, with Motopark.

Also in FIA F3 is 18-year-old Estonian Jüri Vips. He races for Hitech having joined the Junior Team for Macau last November.

The Juniors who set last year's British F4 series alight as 15-year-old dominant rookies, Australian Jack Doohan and Norwegian Dennis Hauger, can now be easier friends as they are racing in different championships. Doohan takes on the Asian F3 series and Euroformula Open while Hauger drives for Van Amersfoort Racing in ADAC F4 and also contests the FIA F4 Italian championship.

In both series Hauger will come up against 15-year-old Briton Jonny Edgar who steps up from karting with the FIA F4 Italian championship his main focus but with selected ADAC F4 rounds also on his schedule.

Lucas Auer – Austria - 11 September 1994
Super Formula Japan - B-Max Honda

Jack Doohan – Australia - 20 January 2003
F3 Asia - TBD
Euroformula Open - TBD

Jonny Edgar – Great Britain - 13 February 2004
FIA F4 Italian championship - Jenzer Motorsport
ADAC F4 – Jenzer Motorsport (Selected races)

Dennis Hauger – Norway - 17 March 2003
ADAC F4 - Van Amersfoort Racing
FIA F4 Italian championship - Van Amersfoort Racing

Liam Lawson – New Zealand - 11 February 2002
Formula European Masters – Motopark

Harry Thompson – Great Britain - 5 August 2004
CIK-FIA European Championship OK - Ricky Flynn Motorsport
Motorsport UK British Kart Championship Senior X30 – Fusion Motorsport

Dan Ticktum – Great Britain - 8 June 1999
Super Formula Japan - Mugen Honda

Yuki Tsunoda – Japan - 11 May 2000
FIA F3 – Jenzer Motorsport
Formula European Masters – Motopark

Jüri Vips - Estonia - 10 August 2000
FIA F3 - Hitech Grand Prix