Sweden’s Linus Lundqvist is a triple single-seater champion, clinching the 2020 Formula Regional Americas title, the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the 2016 Formula STCC Nordic crown. He finished third overall as a rookie in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship in 2021 and returns to the INDYCAR support series again in 2022, racing for HMD Motorsports.
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Laguna Seca – Practice: Linus comfortably fastest as running gets underway in California
Linus powered to comfortably the fastest time in practice for this weekend’s Laguna Seca Indy Lights finale, setting the pace by over three quarters of a second…
Linus powered to comfortably the fastest time in practice for this weekend’s Laguna Seca Indy Lights finale, setting the pace by over three quarters of a second.
Linus shot to the top of the timesheets with a 1m16.215s, which left him 0.758s clear of second-placed HMD Motorsports team-mate Nolan Siegel, the Californian making his Indy Lights debut on home soil this weekend.
The picture was slightly skewed by a late red flag, however, with Linus and Siegel the only drivers to complete a lap on new tyres while others were interrupted by the stoppage.
Nonetheless, it marks a perfect start for Linus, on a weekend where he is now set to officially clinch the championship title.
LINUS: “It’s a good, strong start. Obviously the times are not representative as Nolan and I were the only ones on new tyres, but it was good to get that lap in. It gives us a small advantage for qualifying with a better read on higher grip. Before we went out on new, it was extremely close up front with four or five guys within a tenth, so it’s going to be close tomorrow – but we’re in the best possible position and I’m really enjoying myself.”
Next up is qualifying, which takes place at 9:30-10:00 am / 18.30-19.00 on Saturday.