Renault Sport Academy Driver Christian Lundgaard won his second Drivers’ championship of his rookie season in single-seater racing last weekend (10-12 November) as he clinched the Spanish F4 title by 36 points.
Christian entered the final round of the series with a slim three-point lead over rival Alexander Smolyar. The Russian was on a good run of form following his seven wins from ten races across the middle part of the season.
But Christian was able to add to his SMP F4 NEZ crown which he sealed in August, with a brace of victories in Estoril in the final round of the Spanish championship.
The Dane, driving for MP Motorsport, finishes the Spanish series on 330 points courtesy of 17 podiums – including seven wins – as well as seven pole positions and seven fastest laps.
Marta García ended her first full season in Spanish F4 in ninth place in the championship. The Spanish teen capped off the campaign with eighth place in the final race in Portugal to finish on 67 points.
Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport, #5)
1st (Champion) – 330 points – 20/20 races completed
“The weekend in general was really good. It was nice to go into the final round with competition and pressure to win the championship which was a real challenge. Our pace was there from the off which really helped. Taking the Race 2 win was great and set me up for the Sunday. I knew what I had to do in Race 3 – just finish it – but I took the advantage, gave it a go and won the championship in style with a victory.
“I would like to say thanks to MP Motorsport for the amazing job all season. We had to battle for it, but we showed we were the best. Thanks to Renault Sport Academy as well for all the support which has been incredible.”
Marta García (MP Motorsport, #19)
9th - 67 points - 20/20 races completed
“The final round was a difficult one for me as I didn’t quite have the pace of the top five. I would have liked to finish the final round a little better, but things happened like this. I’ve had ups and downs during the season but learned a lot from it. I would like to thank my team MP Motorsport, Renault Sport Academy, and all the people who have supported me.”
Photo: Laurent Gayral