Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson and his long-term girlfriend, Charlotte Miller, have been dubbed as the “original Barbie and Ken”, following an Instagram post by the racing driver.
Lawson took to social media to post a series of photos of himself and Miller on a beach in California, where after admiring his partner he joked that New Zealand has “better beaches than Cali”.
“NZ may have better beaches than Cali but any beach with you is by far the best,” Lawson captioned a series of photos of him and his partner on Instagram.
Lawson and Miller are believed to have been dating since 2019, with her having supported his recent rise up the motorsport ladder.
They’ve tended to keep their relationship as private as possible; however, this hasn’t stopped them from gaining a following.
Several fans were quick to post comments after Lawson uploaded the images of himself and Miller, with one labelling them as the iconic childrens dolls.
“The original Barbie and Ken,” one fan gushed.
The fan will likely be gushing even more when Lawson finally gets his hands on a full-time F1 seat, having competed in five races this year.
Whilst his priority this year was competing over in Japan in the Super Formula series – he ended the season as Vice-Champion – the Kiwi was promoted into an F1 seat for five races mid-season, to replace Daniel Ricciardo whilst he was injured following his hand injury.
Lawson jumped into AlphaTauri’s AT04 in Free Practice 3 at the Dutch Grand Prix and remained in the cockpit until the conclusion of the Qatar Grand Prix.
Despite his inexperience in an F1 car, Lawson was immediately fast and staggeringly progressed to Q3 at the Singapore Grand Prix, something both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez failed to do.
He went onto finish the race at the Marina Bay Circuit in ninth, in what was his best performance of his five appearances.
As the 21-year-old performed so well, most expected him to be given a full-time seat at Red Bull’s sister team for 2024; however, he’ll instead remain as the Austrians reserve driver.
The likelihood is that he will finally be offered a seat in 2025, although some ponder if he could return mid-2024 if Perez fails to perform.