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The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place in F1

In a country based as far from Europe as possible and where sheep outnumber the population of approximately five million, the odds of reaching Formula 1 are stacked heavily against aspiring drivers. But try telling that to Red Bull junior Liam Lawson.

What New Zealand lacks in population, it certainly makes up for it on the track. The small antipodean nation more than punches above its weight in producing motorsport talent.

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