Linus Lundqvist: “We Could have Challenged for Victory”


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Linus Lundqvist was pleased after another strong weekend saw the Swede close in on F4 British Championship leader Jamie Caroline. Despite never having raced at the circuit, the Double R Racing star picked up a double podium at Snetterton.

A recurring gearbox issue affected two of the three races, yet he maintained his record of finishing within the top five at every race he completed. A third in the opening encounter could easily have been higher had he been able to make it past Ayrton Simmons, though would reappear on the steps in the final encounter.

“It’s been a decent weekend, neither more nor less,” said Lundqvist. “My target at this stage of the season is to win as many races as possible, but I think a pair of podiums still marks a good way to kick off the second half of the year.”

“We probably had a few issues too many to really achieve our full potential this weekend,” Lundqvist concluded. “It was nothing major, but the gearbox wouldn’t work properly in either of the last two races, which was a shame.”

“I did manage to adapt my driving to compensate for most of it, and we did set the fastest lap in Race 3, so I think we could have challenged for victory on a faultless day. Three top five finishes mean a lot of good points for the championship, though, so I’m reasonably pleased.”

Lundqvist remains third in the standings thanks to a double win from nearest challenger Oscar Piastri. Both have taken a chunk out of the series leader, Caroline, that had seemed so faultless before Croft.