Linus Lundqvist wrapped up his 2020 Formula Regional Americas campaign in style, delivering another three out of three victories and a new lap record at the Circuit of Americas, Texas.
The Swede had already claimed the driver’s title at the previous round, although he continued to dominate in Texas. Indy Lights-bound Linus beat ex-Indy Lights driver Victor Franzoni to pole position and the weekend then continued with this good momentum with a victory margin of 4.245-seconds in Race 1. He also set a new lap record in the process, allowing him to take pole position for the second race which he also won convincingly. For the final round of the season, Linus held his nerve after a red flag restart to maintain a 100% success rate for the weekend.
Over the season, he and Global Racing Group have totted up a staggering 15 victories, 14 fastest race laps and five pole positions. Linus finished the year on 401 points - 118 points clear at the top of the standings.
“It has been such an amazing year with everything the team and I have accomplished together. We started out strong and we’ve just kept the momentum going by working consistently hard and not giving up. The car has been amazing all season and it has been a joy to drive. I’m very fortunate to have worked with Infinity this year who have helped me to progress throughout the season. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Mansell excels British in F4 rookie title fight
In British Formula 4, Christian Mansell continued to excel in his rookie year of single-seater racing. He gained his second outright podium and extended his lead in the Rookie Cup to now sit 44 points clear of his next competitor.
Christian celebrated an excellent qualifying session in the penultimate British F4 racing weekend of the season. At the Norfolk circuit of Snetterton, the 15-year-old Australian raced to fourth on the time sheets which set him up for his first rookie win of the weekend and a second overall podium of the season. Similar success was to be enjoyed in the second 20-minute race of the weekend with an additional rookie win and another big haul of championship points.
The F4 British Championship certified by FIA will bring the curtain down on its season on November 14-15 at Brands Hatch.
“To come away with two wins and a second in the Rookie Cup, as well as a second overall podium of the season, is just amazing. After practice I was feeling confident that we could be in the mix and we managed to take the pace we had into qualifying. Race one was great, I really enjoyed it and to come home with third place was a great reward for everyone. I had a bit of a naff start in race two but we did enough to battle back and get the Rookie Cup win. Going to Brands Hatch the Rookie Cup title is within reach now but we can’t be complacent. I’ll go into the weekend with the same attitude I’ve had all season and if I do the job that has been done all season, we will be able to secure the championship - I can’t wait to get there!”
“It has been an excellent weekend for the Infinity Sports Management talent. We’re incredibly proud of both Linus and Christian and their excellent results. Both drivers have been working tirelessly in all aspects, so it’s wonderful to see them achieving the results they deserve.”