Renault Sport Academy Driver Christian Lundgaard has set his sights on clinching a second title of the season this weekend as the Spanish F4 Championship heads to Estoril, Portugal, for the final three races of the series.
Christian, winner of the SMP F4 NEZ Championship earlier this year, leads rival Alexander Smolyar by three-points at the top of the Spanish standings with the battle for the Drivers’ crown set to go down to the wire.
Last time out in Nogaro, France, Christian took his thirteenth and fourteenth podiums of the season in races one and two with a first-lap collision in the final race hampering his chances of grabbing another.
With a maximum 65-points up for grabs this weekend, Christian will be aiming to add to his tally of five victories in the series to ensure he takes a second championship of his rookie season in single-seater racing.
Marta García, meanwhile, sits a comfortable ninth in the championship and will be looking for some positive results in the last three races to end the season on a high. The Spanish teen sits on 63 points in the series and is set to surpass her tally of 73 points last season.
In Nogaro, Marta finished eighth, tenth and seventh across the three races. The 16-year-old has missed out on points in just four of the seventeen races as she goes in search of sneaking a first podium in the championship in Estoril.
Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport, #5)
1st – 232 points – 17/20 races completed
“This weekend I’m actually feeling quite confident. The last race in Nogaro we had the pace and has some bad luck in the third race. We’re pretty sure that we have the speed again for this weekend. I did a day in the simulator yesterday to get some practice on the track and I’m getting used to it. The sim is not always 100% precise so things will change when you get on track. The first ten laps of the first practice is about getting used to the track then we will develop the set up for the weekend and push on from there.”
Marta García (MP Motorsport, #19)
9th – 53 points – 17/20 races completed
“I’m looking forward to the last round of the championship. It’s been a hard year but I will try to do my best in the final three races and get some good results. It’s a technical track, so I have been working hard in the simulator to be as well prepared for the new circuit as I can be. My first full season in Spanish F4 has definitely been an improvement and has been a better season than the few rounds I did last year. There are some points I know I need to work on, but I feel I have improved a lot.”