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F1 Future Watch: Christian Lundgaard

Christian Lundgaard is the son of 2000 European Rally champion, Henrik Lundgaard, so he was brought up around racing. The Dane worked his way up through the karting ranks at an early age, winning the 2015 CIK-FIA Euro Karting FJ Championship with Ward Racing at the age of 14.

After another year in karts he was selected to become a member of the Renault Sport Academy and for 2017 he was placed with MP Motorsports contesting both the Spanish and SMP Formula 4 championships.

Christian Lungaard
Photo credit: Renault Sport

The young man from Hedensted, Denmark dominated both competitions:
SMP Formula 4 Champion: 21 races, 10 wins, 7 poles, 10 fastest laps
Spanish Formula 4 Champion: 20 races, 7 wins, 7 poles, 7 fastest laps

For the 2018 season he stayed with MP Motorsport but moved up to the very competitive Formula Renault 2.0 category, racing in both the Eurocup and NEC championships. He also made an appearance in GP3 at the two rounds held at Paul Ricard in June.
Although he took  a pole, a fastest lap and two second places at the opening NEC round doubleheader at Pau, he skipped the next round at Monza and when he returned the rest of the season was disappointing. Lungaard finished in 11th position.
The Eurocup was a different story entirely with the Dane scoring 4 wins (plus 6 more podium finishes), 4 poles and 3 fastest laps to finish second in the championship and win Rookie of the Year.
At the end of the season it was announced that Lungaard will test with ART Grand Prix, presumably ahead of a 2019 drive in the newly revamped FIA Formula 3 Championship.

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