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.
Linus Lundqvist heads to Wisconsin for mid-season mark
After twice jumping into Belle Isle’s victory fountain last weekend, Linus Lundqvist has barely had time to dry before turning his attention towards the next stop on the 2022 Indy Lights schedule: the picturesque Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin…
Indy Lights championship leader on a roll with three consecutive victories
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After twice jumping into Belle Isle’s victory fountain last weekend, Linus Lundqvist has barely had time to dry before turning his attention towards the next stop on the 2022 Indy Lights schedule: the picturesque Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Following his dominant Grand Chelem double win in Detroit last weekend – arguably one of the most emphatic performances of the Swede’s gilt-edged career – Lundqvist is presently thriving with confidence.
Arriving at Road America with three consecutive victories and five straight pole positions to his name, there is no doubt as to who is currently setting the pace in INDYCAR’s main feeder series, which reaches half time this weekend with the seventh race out of 14.
“Detroit was a perfect weekend for us, but now it’s all about Road America and trying to emulate that performance again,” says Linus Lundqvist. “I’ve learned first-hand how quickly things can change in this sport, so I am never going to take anything for granted. At the same time, I would lie if I said that we’re not going for another win. I think that’s only logical given the pace we’re currently having.”
At four miles/6.5 km, Road America is the longest track on the Indy Lights schedule. In stark contrast to the narrow streets of Detroit, the Wisconsin road course lends itself well to overtaking, while also putting greater loads on the tyres with its many high-speed corners. “There are not a lot of similarities with Detroit, but it has a lot more in common with places like Barber or Indianapolis, and we’ve won races at both those tracks this year,” Linus Lundqvist concludes. “I have a lot of confidence going into this weekend and I can’t wait to get out there in practice!”
Linus Lundqvist currently leads the Indy Lights standings by 84 points ahead of HMD Motorsports team-mate Benjamin Pedersen (Denmark) going into the weekend.
Running at Road America begins with opening practice on Friday, followed by a second practice session and qualifying on Saturday. The sole race of the meeting goes green on Sunday morning, local time.
For the second consecutive weekend, Swedish DIY chain Jula takes up the position of Event Title Sponsor.