Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong race Formula 2 GP at Monte Carlo this weekend- 56 years after NZ’s Danny Hulme made debut F1 race in 1965.

Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong race Formula 2 GP at Monte Carlo this weekend- 56 years after NZ’s Danny Hulme made debut F1 race in 1965.

Liam Lawson (Hitech Grand Prix) and Marcus Armstrong (Dams) will re-set New Zealand history books racing Formula 2 GP at Monte Carlo this weekend, sheer 56 years after Kiwi F1 legend Danny Hulme made his race debut at same venue in 1965.

Marcus Armstrong racing under Dams with Ferrari Driver Academy for F2 Championship.

Lawson racing with Red Bull Junior Team executed brilliant start to rookie F2 season at Bahrain, March 26-28, winning Sprint Race 1, followed by 3rd in Feature Race for 2nd Overall in points standing.

Armstrong racing for Ferrari Driver Academy produced best result of 5th in Feature Race standing 10th Overall in F2 Championship points heading to ‘one-and-only’ street race of the Series.

With all-out anticipation to race Monaco for the first time, there remains historic co-incidence that Kiwi F1 icon Danny Hulme along with fellow NZ driver Chris Amon both raced the circuit in 1967 with Hulme taking Formula One World Driver Championship that year.

Shining spot-light on the talented pair, Lawson and Armstrong hold eyes wide open on racing the 3.3kms circuit which puts adjustment level to the test given lack of run-off, curbing pushing of speed limits versus crashing into barriers on high priority list.

Outcome no doubt will cement points on F2 Championship table while at same time re-write the books of the next 2 Kiwi Formula drivers who had their own sensational taste of racing the legendary Monte Carlo circuit.

Formula 2 GP Monte Carlo, May 20-22. Header Photo: Liam Lawson Hitech GP Team.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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