Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist believes he will be fighting for major honours in the BRDC British F3 Championship this season, after an impressive opening weekend at Oulton Park left him second in the championship standings.
The Swede claimed victory in Saturday’s opening race of the season, holding off a charge from Nicolai Kjaergaard, and backed that up with a fighting drive from 16th on the grid to eighth in the reverse grid race two, and a fifth in race three.
"This has been a really good way to start the season, with that win in race one of course marking the highlight of the weekend," he commented. "The pace was very good in the dry on Saturday, which is a great sign for the year ahead, and I really want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Double R Racing for all the hard work they've put in. This is confirmation that we'll be up there and fight for something really big this season."
Despite delivering a strong showing in the exciting reverse grid race two, which saw him run as high as seventh on the opening lap, and scooping a top-five in race three, Lundqvist is now focussing on wet weather performance: "I demand a lot from myself and I'm not pleased with my performance in the rain" he admitted.
"This is the first time I've driven the F3 car properly in the wet - I had something like half a day in testing - so there's some work to do on that. With some more experience, it should be fine, and I'm not too worried about it. I'm glad to come away from here sitting second overall in the British F3 standings, especially after a weekend of such changeable conditions."
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