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F3 Champ Rosenqvist to support Gunnar Nilsson Cancer Foundation

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2015 FIA European Formula 3 Champion Felix Rosenqvist will support the Gunnar Nilsson Cancer Foundation during the 2016 season, although it is unclear where the Swede will be racing.

The foundation was set up in 1979 in memory of Gunnar Nilsson, who succumbed to testicular cancer just a year earlier aged just twenty-nine. Nilsson took one victory during his short career, taking the chequered flag first during the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix.

Annually, the foundation supports cancer research projects in the south of Sweden with funds of upwards of SEK 4 million.

“The Gunnar Nilsson Cancer Foundation does an incredible and highly commendable job in the fight against cancer, and I’m naturally proud to support their cause in whatever way I can,” said Rosenqvist.

“I will carry the foundation’s logo this year, and I really hope we can promote the initiative and encourage people within and outside motorsport to make a donation. We can beat this disease and everyone can do something.”

Since winning the championship, Rosenqvist has tested GP2 Series machinery, but it is looking increasingly likely he will be racing in the United States in 2016, as he looks set to test an Indy Lights car for a second time this month.

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