For uk racers is Silverstone the closest they come to a racing-cathedral, so when Christian Lundgaard explains that he does not seem particularly good on the track, it's almost blasphemy.
The former airfield is now also with Danish eyes a little sad and windy place in the middle of nowhere, but the description has the british find difficult to understand. For them this is the year's highlight.
But the Danish Renault-talent look more graciously on the spot after the last and this weekend.
on Friday, failed pole-position with a tenth, but on Saturday Christian Lundgaard defended his second place finish in the main round, which is the best pointmæssige result for the 19-year-old østjyde in this season.
The trigger namely 18 points against ‘only’ 15 points, as Lundgaard prevailed in sprintløbet to styria's Grand Prix.
As the Prema Power Team freshman, Robert Shwartzman, at the same time, disappointed in the qualification and the race at Silverstone, there will be changes at the top.
Christian Lundgaard and rise to second place in the championship with a margin to the new ones. Ferrari-junioren Callum Iliot won namely Saturday's race quite convincingly and leads thus the championship.
Lundgaads ART Grand Prix-racer in action at Silverstone. Photo: Rudy Carezzevoli//FIA Content Pool
the Decision fell very early on, when Christian Lundgaard as the biggest challenger got a terrible start. The dane lost two rankings on the way to the first bend, and although he quickly won the one back and a little later pushed Dan Ticktum to commit a mistake in order to win even one, was Iliot stuck in the front.
the Rest of the race was a course in dækpleje, where especially the left decks at Silverstone gets more of a beating than Its delicate rubber like.
I fit on them like a baby, explained the dane its engineers.
When they asked him to continue to press on, he explained them in his own way, that it was the tires and not him, who set the limits.
- Look at it. Look at it, he said with reference to the left decks, there early as well included out.
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First place was never within reach, but second place was not seriously threatened.
Lundgaards performance must be put into relief, to the inept teamkammerat Marcus Armstrong only being number 14, and in the championship only is the number 11.
the Second-place smoking however probably already Sunday dinner after sprintløbet.
With a knight in the main round will succeed, namely Robert Shwartzmann to secure pole position for the race with the reverse order. Lundgaard has commenced the hunt for more points from seventh place.
1. Callum Iliott (UNI-Virtuosi) 102 points
2. Christian Lundgaard (ART GP) 87 points
3. Robert Shwartzman (Prema) 85 points
4. Nikita Mazepin (Hitech) 70 points
5. Dan Ticktum (Dams) 57 points
6. Louis Delétraz (Charouz) 56 points
7. Guanyu Zhou (UNI-Virtuosi) 55 points
8. Yuki Tsunoda (Carlin) 47 points
9. Mick Schumacher (Prema) 47 points
10. Felipe Drugovich (MP) 46 pointsShow more Close
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