Liam Lawson and Richard Verschoor complete MP Motorsport F3 line-up

Liam Lawson and Richard Verschoor have completed the MP Motorsport line-up ahead of the new FIA Formula 3 season alongside Simo Laaksonen.

Lawson was recently crowned champion of the Toyota Racing Series in his native New Zealand. At just 17-years of age, he will be one of the youngest drivers on the grid.

Verschoor joined the GP3 grid mid-way through the season, taking over the car vacated by Dorian Boccolacci who graduated to Formula 2.

The Dutchman was able to acclimatise himself well in the series, consistently finishing inside the top 10. His best results came in Sochi where he finished fourth in the feature race and his first podium in third in the sprint race.

“It’s great news that I will be joining MP Motorsport for my debut campaign in FIA F3“, said Lawson.

“I’m very much looking forward to racing in front of capacity crowds during Grand Prix weekends – it will be a whole new experience. MP is a great team, and they’ve been very welcoming. They have successfully worked with Red Bull Junior drivers before, so I’m confident we can do well.”

"It took me a while to decide but I'm glad I set my sights on FIA F3 together with MP Motorsport", added Verschoor.

"Formula 2 would have been wonderful, but I still have unfinished business at F3 level. I'm sure I'll be able to show some great things with MP next season. Meanwhile, I can watch and learn from the F2 team, preparing myself well for the next step.”