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F1 star takes on 'exciting' Subaru project during winter break

F1 star takes on 'exciting' Subaru project during winter break

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F1 star takes on 'exciting' Subaru project during winter break

F1 star takes on 'exciting' Subaru project during winter break

Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson has revealed his new project for the Formula 1 winter break, doing up a 2000 Subaru Forester.

The 21-year-old impressed last season while stepping in for the injured Daniel Ricciardo at the team formerly known as AlphaTauri, and managed to claim his first points at the Singapore Grand Prix.

However, these performances were not good enough for the New Zealander to gain a full-time seat in the sport, with the team deciding to stick with their pairing of Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda for the 2024 season.

This means that Lawson will return to a reserve driver spot with Red Bull, with his eyes firmly fixed on a seat with the world champions in 2025.

Liam Lawson raced at five events for the then-called AlphaTauri team in 2023
Liam Lawson's phenomenal performances for AlphaTauri left the team with a difficult choice between three talented drivers
The Faenza-based team stuck with Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda for 2024

Lawson YouTube sensation

In the short-term, this gives Lawson chance to work on his 80,000 subscriber-strong YouTube channel, where the young driver documents various parts of his life.

Now, he has revealed an 'exciting' project, an attempt to bring the old Subaru - complete with a faded roof and 'mostly stock' features - back to life.

Lawson plans to complete the project during his two-month stay in New Zealand, and will auction it off to charity once he's got it back to how he wants it.

READ MORE: Red Bull roadmap for Lawson F1 return outlined by champions

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