BRDC British F3 Champion Linus Lundqvist received his winners trophy at the Silverstone circuit on Sunday after winning the 2018 championship on Saturday.
The win was made extra special by the fact that the Swede will get to compete in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Raceway next January.
Saturday’s racing was virtually non existent due to extremely poor weather conditions at the Northamptonshire circuit. Speaking about his win with Double R Racing, Lundvist commented by saying:
The BRDC British F3 title is a very prestigious one to win, and when you look at who else has won it before, it is a real honour to be among those names. I’m the third Swede ever to win this championship so I’m among a very fine list of champions, which is really cool. There’s been two standout points, the first one is the first race of the year at Oulton Park. Considering everything the team and I went through in the weeks before that, and it was probably my most emotional win. To start off there and put a benchmark down for the rest of the year, that was key. Then came the weekend at Spa with the double win, that was a really special weekend as well. And then yesterday, when we actually won the championship really capped it off.
The Swede went on to say:
We will see regards my future, motorsport is heavily influenced by finance and budgets, but this definitely helps to have the title in the bag so hopefully I’ll be in an international Formula 3 category next year, I’m very hopeful. I think one of the best things is that last year we had a lot of very high points but also a lot of very low points in British F4. I think I’ve found out what the problems were there and I’ve worked on my weaknesses and turned them into strengths this year, so I think that’s one of the best things. I’ve kept on improving, and looking at Donington for example, we had a low, found out what the problem was and I tried to erase my mistakes, learned from them and bounced back at Silverstone. Overall I’ve just grown as a driver.
Lundqvist is looking forward to the opportunity to race in Daytona, he said:
Going to Daytona is incredible, I’ve never even been to the States to start with! So just being over there, doing my first endurance race and sharing the car with two or three other people will be a totally different experience and from what I’ve heard it’s a really fun thing to do and I’ll learn a lot and it will be an amazing experience.
The Swede concluded by saying:
I could spend it all on a celebration! We’ll see, I haven’t had chance to think about it all that much, but it will be a useful addition to the bank account for the racing next year!”