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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Road America – Practice 1: Linus leads the way in first session
Linus set the pace in an undramatic opening practice session for this weekend’s Indy Lights round at Road America, as only a few laps were completed as drivers opted to save up tyres for later in the event…
Linus set the pace in an undramatic opening practice session for this weekend’s Indy Lights round at Road America, as only a few laps were completed as drivers opted to save up tyres for later in the event.
After sitting out the first half of the 30-minute session, Linus instantly slotted into P1 on his short, four-lap run and ended up 0.2s clear of HMD Motorsports team-mate Danial Frost.
LINUS: “It’s been a good day. It’s always awesome to come back to Road America. It’s a great track and it’s always exciting to go around here. We’ll see how the weekend goes; obviously it’s still extremely early days with so few laps today. The weather might play a joker in all of this, so we’ll keep an eye on that. The car seems to be in a good place, I seem to be in a good place, so we’ll keep on pushing.”
The field is back on track on Saturday morning for a second practice session, which is expected to feature more laps across the board in more relevant conditions ahead of qualifying.