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10 AUGUST, 2017 – Action in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost is set to continue this weekend, as the seventh meeting of the 2017 campaign rolls into attention. For Linus Lundqvist the occasion will mark a new acquaintance in the shape of Scotland’s Knockhill circuit, as the field descends on the Fife venue a short drive from Edinburgh.
“It will be a lot of fun heading to Knockhill this weekend,” said Lundqvist. “I’ve never been there before, but I hear a lot of good things about it and I’ve watched several clips from previous years. There are a couple of blind corners and a pretty spectacular chicane at the top of a crest where I think we might actually even get launched off the ground. It will probably be a rewarding place to push a car to its limits.”
Adding to the importance of the Scotland visit, this weekend will feature four races instead of the regular three, the background being the events of May’s disrupted Oulton Park round.
With a series of factors contributing towards significant delays on that occasion, organisers were left with no option but to cancel the final race of the meeting due to time constraints and reschedule it for later in the season.
The decision was eventually made to run the race as part of the Knockhill round, making the up-coming weekend the most hectic one of the campaign.
The dedicated “Oulton Park race” will be staged on Saturday afternoon (as Race 2 of the weekend), with the grid based on the original qualifying order from that event. It means Linus Lundqvist will start from fifth.
The rest of the weekend will pan out according to the regular structure.
“The more driving, the more fun,” Lundqvist continues. “I think it’s great that we’ll be having a fourth race this weekend, and that the organisers found a solution to keep the scheduled number of races on the calendar. It will be a little more hectic, but fully manageable.
“I’ll be starting from fifth in the “Oulton race”, so let’s see what can be done from there. I’m not sure about the overtaking opportunities on offer at Knockhill, but my overall objective this weekend is obviously to fight for wins and podiums. I’m really excited!”
With four meetings to go, Linus Lundqvist sits third in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost standings, having scored a set of podiums and a fastest lap last time out at Snetterton two weeks ago.