As part of a regular column in the aftermath of each round, one of motorsport’s future stars will take you beyond the paddock and delve into their race weekend. One good point, one bad point and everything in between.
Christian Lundgaard is up first this season. The Dane takes you behind the scenes of Round 1 and explains why he was pleased with his result, despite not winning. The ART Grand Prix also discusses what racing was like without fans and looks ahead to Round 2 in Spielberg this weekend.
ONE GOOD POINT – PLENTY OF POINTS
Scoring points in both races was definitely good. To take fourth in my first race in F2, and then fifth in the second is obviously very positive. Especially considering that I didn’t get to take part in the three days of pre-season testing in Bahrain in March, when I was quarantined at a hotel in Spain with some of the Renault academy lot!
I think that we can be happy with that as a team and it gives us a good springboard for the season.
ONE BAD POINT – NO RACE WIN
If you don’t win a race, then I would say that is always obviously a bad point! I think that the start of the Sprint Race was critical though, and that is where we potentially lost the chance to win a little bit. I think that we could probably have done a bit more than we did with the pace that we had, to be honest . YOU MAY HAVE MISSED – THE ROAR OF THE ENGINES
The sound of race cars actually driving around in real life and not virtually! Fans cannot join us at the track for obvious reasons, and of course the safety of everyone is paramount, but we certainly missed having them there at the track, watching and supporting us.
I think all of the drivers missed having the fans out there, and I am sure that they will have missed being there and seeing the race cars in person.
We cannot wait until it is safe for everyone to join us again, hopefully at some point later on in the season, if possible.
NEXT TIME OUT – SPIELBERG (AGAIN)
We will look to improve in the areas where we struggled in Round 1. I think that it was a little bit different for me and for my teammate Marcus Armstrong in terms of where we were strong, and where we weren’t so strong. I will definitely be looking to improve though.
Obviously it is important for us to learn from each other, because we have a strong line-up here at ART Grand Prix and we want to be able to get the best out of one another, which will help the team as well as ourselves. I am just looking forward to getting back to racing again so soon, and hopefully getting that first win.
Vi ses snart, Christian