Sweden’s Linus Lundqvist is a quadruple single-seater champion, clinching the 2022 INDY NXT championship, the 2020 Formula Regional Americas title, the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the 2016 Formula STCC Nordic crown. In 2024, he will race the #8 American Legion Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
On October 13, 2018, Linus Lundqvist took the chequered flag at Silverstone to seal his seventh race win of the season – and more crucially, the BRDC British F3 Championship crown. Unsurprisingly, it was a day of significant importance for the Swedish youngster; the ultimate reward for a season of toil, sweat and emotion.
Following a few weeks of reflection, now is the time to look back at the title-winning campaign. From podium exhilaration to despair in the Donington gravel trap, 2018 left none of the involved untouched, as Linus and his Double R Racing team battled personal tragedy to eventually come out on top.
Described through the eyes of a camera, this is the pictorial journey of a season which had it all…
A flying start: Linus wins the first race of the season at Oulton Park...
...an emotional victory dedicated to mechanic JJ, who tragically passed away during pre-season.
Double R team boss "Boyo" extends his congratulations in parc fermé.
Linus leads main 2018 rival Nicolai Kjaergaard in the wet.
On to Rockingham...
...and yet more rain.
Triple podium at Rockingham: P2, P3, P1.
Combining interests: hockey jersey and racing helmet.
And he wins again! This time, Snetterton.
The title race is becoming a two-way fight between Linus and Kjaergaard.
Posing with top mechanic Rick, a key player this season.
Rising up: Linus wins from pole at Silverstone.
Halfway through the season and off to Belgium.
Linus leads the pack into La Source at Spa.
First up the hill at Eau Rouge.
Tense times during qualifying.
Doubling up: Linus storms to Spa double win.
Swedish supporters on site to celebrate!
Decent weekend, feels race engineer Ash.
Motorsport can be dangerous.
The Carlin guys were too strong at Brands Hatch, but a brace of podiums is decent reward for Linus.
Chatting in the sun (for once!).
Donington Park: the nightmare weekend.
A torrid round sees championship lead slashed.
The Race 2 start clash...
...was the darkest moment of the year.
Donington was a weekend to forget.
Heading into the finale, it was a title shootout between Linus and Kjaergaard.
Powering to a dominant win, Linus seals the deal in Race 1 at Silverstone.
Emotions running high.
The Swedish contingent present.
Linus Lundqvist - 2018 BRDC British F3 Champion.
The most important success to date.
Linus becomes only the third Swede in history to clinch BF3 title.
A kiss worth waiting for.
2018 - always remembered.
Images courtesy of Mattias Persson & Jakob Ebrey.
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