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Kiwi F3 driver Liam Lawson relishing chance to drive on New Zealand soil

Kiwi Formula Three driver Liam Lawson is relishing the opportunity to race on home soil after a busy year on tour.

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The 17-year-old is unveiling the car he'll be racing next month when he defends his New Zealand Grand Prix title. Source: 1 NEWS

The 17-year-old today unveiled the car he'll be racing next month when he defends his New Zealand Grand Prix title.

Lawson's rapid rise hasn't come easy, though, since signing as a junior driver with powerhouse Red Bull earlier this year.

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The young Kiwi driver says he knows there's pressure to perform in the junior Formula One programme, but he's ready. Source: 1 NEWS

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The 17-year-old will be mentored by fellow Kiwi Brendon Hartley. Source: Breakfast

“I was constantly thinking if I was doing a good enough job and worrying about even the other Red Bull drivers, what they were doing,” the Red Bull driver said.

“Obviously it’s a harsh program - you can get dropped pretty quickly.”