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• Double R’s British F4 race winner set for Formula 3 bow at Spa.
30 JUNE, 2017 – Exciting single-seater racing talent Linus Lundqvist will make the step-up into Formula 3 competition at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium a week from now, on 7-8 July, when the Double R Racing driver will make a one-off appearance in the British F3 series.
The 18-year-old from Sweden, who is racing in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost with Double R Racing, currently lies third in the standings.
Stockholm-based Lundqvist, a three-time race winner in British F4 with the Woking team so far this year, is gaining an impressive reputation in his first season of action outside the Nordic region and is now absolutely relishing his first races in F3, as well as his maiden visit to world-famous Spa.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be making my Formula 3 debut at Spa next weekend”, said Lundqvist, “It was not something I expected to be doing this year, and I really want to thank Double R Racing for putting their trust in me for this.
“I’ve never been to Spa before and it will obviously be difficult to go up against the F3 guys in the middle of the season, but I will do my best and try and learn as much as possible.”
Lundqvist, who is the reigning Formula STCC Nordic Champion, has undertaken a limited programme of testing with Double R’s F3 squad to prepare as well as possible for his one-off outing in British F3 with the reigning category champions and team principal Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt can’t wait to see how the Swedish youngster will fare.
“We’re all really excited to see how Linus adapts to F3 at Spa next weekend, it’s not going to be easy but he’s done an incredible job in British F4 this year with us and definitely deserves this opportunity to showcase what he can do at a higher level”, said Hieatt.
“His pace in British F4 has been nothing short of sensational this year, his tally of pole positions, fastest laps and race wins proves that, and I’m confident he’s going to grab this chance with both hands and give a very strong account of himself. Linus doesn’t know Spa and although it is a hugely challenging track, I’m sure he’ll be up to speed very quickly. We can’t wait for next weekend.”