Speaking about the situation on his YouTube channel, Lawson said: "I'm going to try and do a race; there's a race in February, so if I'm still in New Zealand in February, I want to do the race.
"But I don't know if I'm going to be here, so I'm kind of testing for it. I do the race every year, so we're testing for it.
"If it doesn't work out and I can't do it, that would suck, but we'll see what happens."
Lawson could be in with a chance of a seat in 2025, but he will have to be on top form for Red Bull in the simulator and in giving feedback if he wants to prove to them that he is the correct choice to drive for either team.
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