DRIVER NEWS: Linus Lundqvist braced for close racing at Silverstone

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14 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – Out of Britain’s range of tradition-steeped motorsport venues, there is one more dressed in historic significance than any other: Silverstone. The home of Formula 1’s first-ever world championship race in 1950, the Northamptonshire circuit will help shape new chapters of a much younger story this weekend, playing host to the penultimate round of the F4 British Championship – and Linus Lundqvist arrives with wind in his sails.

The Double R Racing Swede stormed to a lights-to-flag victory last time out at Rockingham, winning the first race of that meeting from pole position and underlining his pace with the fastest lap of the event.

Powering on to Silverstone, Lundqvist is determined to maintain that kind of momentum.

“We had great pace last time out at Rockingham, and I hope we can build on that this weekend,” said Lundqvist. “There was an official day of testing at Silverstone last week and that proved really close, so I’m sure it will be competitive. I’m going all out to try and win more races and end this season on a high.”

Staging this weekend’s battles is Silverstone’s 2.6 km National circuit, which utilises parts of the full-length Grand Prix track made famous by the stars of Formula 1 in the annual British Grand Prix. The F4 field will use the national pits and paddock, commencing their sub-60-second lap with the ultra-fast Copse Corner.

As always in British F4, the weekend gets underway with two free practice sessions on Friday, followed on Saturday by qualifying and the first of the weekend’s trio of races. The remaining two heats then take place on Sunday.

Linus Lundqvist currently sits fifth in the overall standings, bidding to improve on that position over the concluding two rounds of the championship.