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ART Grand Prix confirms Christian Lundgaard’s F2 promotion

by Ida Wood

Christian Lundgaard will step up to Formula 2 full-time with ART Grand Prix this year and continue as a Renault junior, it has been confirmed.

The Dane finished sixth in FIA Formula 3 Championship and fourth in the Macau Grand Prix with the team last year, and made his F2 debut with Trident in the Abu Dhabi season finale.

He drove for ART in post-season testing, and was immediately linked to a race seat for 2020, which has now been made official.

?It?s going to be a very challenging year stepping up to F2 with ART,” said Lundgaard.

“I?m happy to be staying with the team and I fully believe in them. Obviously, it will be tougher than 2019 as the races are longer and there?s also the challenge of pit stops.”

?I was lucky to do the F2 race in Abu Dhabi as it meant I got a taste for what racing in F2 will be like this year.

“I?m confident that 2020 will be a success as I have the best team behind me.

“2020 is a year which will decide a lot of things moving forward in my career. I need to do well and prove what I?m capable of doing at the wheel.

?My goal is to win the championship. I would like to thank my sponsors, investors, Renault, my family and my manager for making this next step in F2 with ART happen.?

Lundgaard will be team-mate to fellow FIA graduate Marcus Armstrong at ART, which won last year’s F2 title with Nyck de Vries.

ART team principal Sebastien Phillippe added: ?In 2019 Christian confirmed all the good things that were expected of him by quickly acclimatizing to F3 and the team to fight at the forefront.

“Thanks to his natural speed, his work with the engineers and his desire to do well, he progressed throughout the season and is now ready to take the next logical step up to Formula 2.

?Christian has all the qualities to follow in the footsteps of the drivers who have written the most beautiful pages in the history books of ART Grand Prix ever since they moved into the F1 feeder series.?