Christian Lundgaard in Academy for the fifth year - quotes

Christian Lundgaard in Academy for the fifth year - quotes

10.02.2021: FIA Formula 2 Championship, ART Grand Prix Twitter: @lundgaardoff Instagram: lundgaardofficial Age: 19 Nationality: Danish 2020

FIA Formula 2 Championship, ART Grand Prix
Twitter: @lundgaardoff
Instagram: lundgaardofficial

Age: 19
Nationality: Danish

Wins: 2
Podiums: 4
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 1
Points: 149

Previous Championships:

2020: 7th, FIA Formula 2 Championship
2019: 6th, FIA Formula 3 Championship
2018: 2nd (1st Rookie), Formula Renault Eurocup
2017: 1st SMP F4 NEZ, 1st Spanish F4

Christian remains with the programme for a fifth consecutive year having joined the Academy in 2017. After a promising rookie campaign in the FIA Formula 2 Championship – featuring two wins – Christian remains in the primary Formula 1 support series for 2021 with ART Grand Prix; extending his collaboration with the French team for a third season.

The Danish teenager joined the Academy following an impressive career in European and World Karting Championships. His first year in single-seaters led to two Formula 4 titles – NEZ and Spanish – before he finished runner-up in the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup as a rookie. In 2019, Christian stepped up to Formula 3, finishing sixth, before progressing to Formula 2 last year.


How does it feel to begin your fifth season with the Academy?

It’s really positive to be with the team for five years. I joined when I was 16, when I was a kid. Now, I’ve grown up with the team, learned and matured throughout those years and developed not only as a racing driver, but also as a human being. I’ve learned so much during this process, but there are still lots of things to do and achieve and that’s why we’re continuing.

They see potential in me, and we share the same passion and the same dream, which we want to achieve together. I’m very happy to be with the team as it’s another huge opportunity. I’m grateful to everyone involved to make this possible.

What are your thoughts on the 2021 FIA Formula 2 campaign?

Firstly, looking back at 2020, I think it was a positive year. Speaking to the team, we didn’t fulfil the maximum potential of the speed we had with the overall package. We had some good results and, looking at the statistics, it looks better than the outside picture and it proves we had the potential to win the championship.

Some things didn’t go our way – that’s no excuse, though – and we’re confident if we put it all together, we can make it work. That’s the objective and the plan for 2021. We have the tools to make it happen.

What benefits do you get from being on the Academy?

The biggest benefit is learning to cope with pressure. It’s great to learn how to deal with that from an early age in the lower categories as it helps you throughout the different series. All the tools we have within the Academy and within the team itself is a benefit.

Everything is there and available to help us improve, for example the training camps. Anyone can organise a training camp themselves, but to have these camps with other drivers, professional trainers and all those small things behind the scenes is what makes the difference long term.

We’re also able to work closely with F1 engineers and that is something completely different to the lower junior categories. We have so many tools to help us develop and improve as people and as racing drivers.

How is winter training progressing?

I relaxed over Christmas and New Year and spent time at home. From the 2 January, I’ve been training and working every day. The Covid situation has made physical training a little harder than usual, but I have a home gym and Team Denmark have helped in opening some really good training facilities. My nearest one is one hour’s drive away, so it’s a long day and there’s not much time for rest!

I’ve also been going into other detailed things. I’ve been analysing individual races, looking at reports, going into detail from previous years to learn and understand as much as possible. I’ve been doing lots of technical things with the team and the Academy: daily calls and catching up with different people. I feel ready for the season, and I look forward to it starting.

-Alpine also photo


10.02.2021 / MaP

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