Van Amersfoort Racing has announced their third and fourth drivers for the upcoming ADAC Formula 4 season.
Lucas Alecco Roy and Liam Lawson have signed with the Dutch team.
Roy is 21 years old, and has taken a bit of an alternative route towards his seat in the black and orange Tatuus Formula 4 car.
Opposite to most racing drivers, he hasn’t been through karting, but has a background as dressage rider. It wasn’t until the start of 2017, that he started to get a taste for racing. He participated in the British Formula 4 Championship, and got a handful of top-10 results.
But no doubt that the young German will have his hands full in ADAC Formula 4, with it probably being the strongest Formula 4 field in Europe.
Liam Lawson is just 16 years old, but has already won the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship and finished runner-up in the Australian Formula 4 Championship.
This will be the first racing for Lawson in Europe, and with loads of new tracks, he will be challenged all year long. But the team believes in him, and hopes to find a new golden egg from “Down Under”, after VAR won the ADAC Formula 4 Championship in 2016 with Australian Joey Mawson, who went on to race a season in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship for the team. Mawson will be driving GP3 for Arden in 2018.
Both drivers are in the cars this week, testing at Lausitzring and Hockenheim, before the team will attend the official ADAC Formula 4 testing at Oschersleben next week.