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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Mid-Ohio – Qualifying 2: Linus trails Andretti pair for P3
Linus has qualified in third on the grid for Sunday’s concluding Indy Lights race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio, trailing Andretti Autosport pair Danial Frost and Kyle Kirkwood as best of the rest…
Linus has qualified in third on the grid for Sunday’s concluding Indy Lights race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio, trailing Andretti Autosport pair Danial Frost and Kyle Kirkwood as best of the rest.
After taking fourth yesterday in Qualifying 1, Linus went one better in the second grid-deciding session on Saturday, edging ahead of Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports team-mate David Malukas on row two.
Linus wound up 0.382s shy of Frost’s pole position benchmark, and two-and-a-half tenths behind Kirkwood.
The outcome will see all three main title protagonists – Kirkwood, Linus and Malukas – line up alongside each other in Race 2 tomorrow.
In fifth and sixth, Devlin DeFrancesco and Robert Megennis made it all four Andretti Autosport cars in the top six, although a couple of tenths down on the GRG/HMD pair.
“P3 is OK, one better than yesterday, but we don’t quite seem to have the pace of the guys in front. I thought my lap was decent enough but we’re still a fair bit behind, so there is some work to do before the races. I am confident we can race strongly, though, although it’s difficult to overtake around here. I’ll have my eyes set on the podium.”
Race 1 of the weekend gets underway at 4.30 pm / 22.30.
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