Williams are the only team yet to have confirmed their driver pairing for next season. However, speaking during the Suzuka weekend, Lawson appears to have settled already for spending a season on the sidelines away from F1.
"I'm a Red Bull driver," he said. "All the Red Bull seats are filled and unfortunately for me that means that, for now, I'll be reserve driver."
While he has not officially ruled out the prospect of joining Williams for 2024 to replace the struggling Logan Sargeant, Red Bull boss Christian Horner has already claimed it will be 'unlikely' he will make such a switch.
Williams team principal James Vowles has also been cool on the prospect as he weighs up his options to partner Alex Albon in 2024.
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