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Lawson joins two other Formula 2 drivers for FP1 in Mexico

Three up and coming F2 drivers will be driving F1 cars this weekend

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We’ll see three current Formula 2 drivers take part in Free Practice 1 this Friday at the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Lawson in FP1 in Spa earlier this season (Image Credit: @AlphaTauriF1 on Twitter)

Logan Sargeant, Jack Doohan, and Liam Lawson are all on the list to run in the session. All three are in the top ten of the Formula 2 standings.

Liam Lawson

This weekend will be Lawson’s second FP1 outing of the season, having run in Spa with AlphaTauri. The Red Bull junior will be with the team again, taking Yuki Tsunoda’s place for the first session.

Running Lawson for the second time means AlphaTauri can check the mandated junior driver running off of their list for this season.

Lawson is currently seventh in the Formula 2 standings, the lowest of all three Formula 2 drivers taking part in FP1 this weekend. But with one round still to go and the points closer than ever, Lawson has the chance to finish as high as third place. He’s just three points behind the drivers in fourth, fifth, and sixth, who are all tied. Just ahead of them in the standings is Logan Sargeant.

Logan Sargeant

Sargeant is participating in his second FP1 this year, also completing the session last week at the United States Grand Prix. As a Williams junior driver, he’ll be replacing Alex Albon this time around.

These sessions are more crucial for Sargeant than for any other driver on the grid, as he’s currently grasping for all the super licence points he can get. Provided he completes 100km of running this weekend, he’ll add another point to his tally. Another point in Abu Dhabi will put him on 30 super licence points, meaning he’ll only need to finish seventh (with no penalty points) in Formula 2 to secure himself a seat at Williams next season.

Sargeant is currently third in the Formula 2 standings and will be fighting to stay there in the final round in Abu Dhabi. Just nine points behind him is Doohan, who will also be running in FP1 this weekend.

Jack Doohan

Alpine have announced that their junior driver will take part in FP1 in both Mexico and Abu Dhabi to fulfil their mandatory junior driver running for the year.

This will be Doohan’s F1 debut, as he’ll be taking part in an official session for the very first time.

“I’m extremely grateful to Alpine for giving me this opportunity to drive in Free Practice in Mexico,” Doohan commented. “It’s always a huge honour to be entrusted to drive a Formula 1 car, so to have the opportunity on a grand prix weekend is very special. Ultimately, the aim is to be doing this every week and this experience is another step closer to achieving that goal.

“I’ve prepared as best as I can, and I think it’s going to be very exciting to experience the car at this type of circuit with the high altitude and very high top speed. I’ll work hard on the day, do everything the team sets out and, at the same time, enjoy the moment as I know it’s going to be a unique opportunity.”

With three up-and-coming talents from Formula 2 set to be on track in Mexico, Free Practice 1 is a must-watch for all racing fans.

Feature Image Credit: @AlphaTauriF1 on Twitter

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