Liam Lawson

Monza for Euroformula finale with Tsunoda, Doohan & Lawson

#30 Liam Lawson (NZL – Motopark Volkswagen Dallara F317)
Euroformula Open Championship position: 3rd – 154 points – after 16 of 18 races
(Some races missed due to date clashes)

#14 Yuki Tsunoda (JAP – Motopark Volkswagen Dallara F317)
Euroformula Open Championship position: 5th – 117 points – after 16 of 18 races
(Some races missed due to date clashes)

#7 Jack Doohan (AUS - Double R Racing Mercedes Dallara F317)
Euroformula Open Championship position: 11th – 77 points – after 16 of 18 races
(Some races missed due to date clashes)

The final weekend of Euroformula Open takes place on Monza's hallowed tarmac with Red Bull Juniors Jack Doohan, Yuki Tsunoda and Liam Lawson focused on points and podiums.

Dates clashes have meant that they have all missed races but to a certain extent this is mitigated by the fact that three race results are discounted. The championship has already been won but the fight for second is very much still on and everyone wants to end the season with a race win or two.

Lawson looking ahead

The 17-year-old New Zealander heads the charge for the Red Bull Juniors, standing 3rd in the points table with his eyes on 2nd. "I'm looking forward to it very much. I enjoyed Monza in the F3 car a month ago and its great to be going back there. Running this car with low downforce will be a lot of fun."

"With so much free practice on Thursday you really have time to enjoy it. With the Euroformula schedule, we have the chance to set our own run plan, get set up for Qualifying and practice the race strategy. It makes Thursday the most enjoyable day of the week really," commented the Motopark driver.

Tsunoda with results behind him

The man with the Monza form is the 19-year-old Japanese who scored 3rd and 1st there in the FIA F3 round just five weeks ago. "That was good experience that I can use so I am very happy to go back there knowing the track quite well. With that and the full day of testing before practice starts I am feeling quite confident of doing a good job this weekend," stated the Motopark driver.

"I know from the first visit that you have to work on making some good luck for yourself in Qualifying if you want a good lap time, to make sure you pick up the slipstream at the right point. I can still improve my qualifying performance certainly."

Doohan has done the sim work

As he has not been contesting the FIA F3 series the 16-year-old Australian does not have the Monza track time to draw on but he has the next best thing. "I had some good time on the sim, getting the hang of which way the track goes and adjusting back to the Euroformula car. I think I am in pretty good shape understanding the techniques required for the car, the slipstreaming," enthused the Double R driver.

"We also get plenty of track time on Thursday so I should be able to find what suits me in the car and get a good set-up."

"It's great to go to another classic circuit. It does have that sensations of something special. When you get down to the Lesmos it is all getting tighter, then the Parabolica is a classic high speed corner. All round there is more run-off than back in the day but there is still a huge sensation of speed."


Monza weekend schedule – all times CEST (Central European Summer Time)
Thursday 10th October
09:00 – 12:40 Private test 1
15:20 – 16:20 Private test 2

Friday 11th October
09:00 – 09:40 Free Practice 1
13:02 – 13:42 Free Practice 2

Saturday 12th October
09:30 – 09:55 Qualifying 1
14:15 – Race 1 (16 Laps)

Sunday 13th October
09:30 – 09:55 Qualifying 2
13:50 – Race 2 (16 Laps)