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.
Mid-Ohio – Qualifying: Team effort launches Linus onto front row of the grid
HMD Motorsports staged a powerful up-turn in form to take the fight to practice pace-setters Andretti Autosport in Indy Lights qualifying at Mid-Ohio, with Linus charging to the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s race…
HMD Motorsports staged a powerful up-turn in form to take the fight to practice pace-setters Andretti Autosport in Indy Lights qualifying at Mid-Ohio, with Linus charging to the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Methodically working through set-up items and improvements so far this weekend, the hard work paid of handsomely in qualifying as both Linus and Benjamin Pedersen made the top three.
Hunter McElrea will line up on pole on Sunday, netting Andretti an expected pole position at its favored track, but with Linus lining up in P2 – well ahead of current championship runner-up Sting Ray Robb in sixth – it’s all to play for on Sunday.
LINUS: “Wow! I’m very happy with that. The team has done a super job to bring us into contention here. We knew this track was a weak point for us, so we experimented a bit in FP1, but it didn’t really work out.
“We reverted to a more basic set-up for FP2, made it sort of work, and then the guys perfected it for qualy. It’s a big team effort and the HMD guys deserve all the credit. I’m glad I could deliver a decent lap and put us on the front row.
“The racing is tomorrow, though, and that’s when it really counts – but we’re already in a better position than we thought we’d be. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!”