Rising Kiwi talent Liam Lawson will race for Van Amersfoort Racing in ADAC Formula 4 this season.
The 16-year-old is already a race-winner in F4, having finished second in the Australian championship last year.
He’s also a champion in his home country’s Formula Ford championship, and was one of the finalists in the 2017 Mazda Road to Indy Shootout, where he was the fastest driver.
?Ever since I was very young I dreamed of racing in Europe and trying to get to Formula 1, so this is the very first step in making that dream come true,” Lawson said.
“Especially because I got the chance to join Van Amersfoort Racing, the best team to race for in the ADAC F4 Championship.
“I will give everything to make a successful season for myself, the team and my backers.?
Jeroen de Jong, VAR’s F4 team manager said: ?We?d like to give Liam a warm welcome.
“If a young race driver is willing to move to the other side of the world for his sport, it gives a clear indication about his inner drive.
“Liam has left a good impression during our F4 winter tests. We will help him with all we have to get used to the European circuits and driving style as soon as possible.?
Lawson joins Joey Alders, Lucas Alecco Roy and F4 UAE champion Charles Weerts in VAR’s ADAC F4 line-up, with 2017 race winner Frederik Vesti also expected to return this year.