Sebastian Gravlund

Gravlund back in the fight for the Danish F4 championship

Sebastian Gravlund returned to Danish asphalt over the weekend to compete for the championship in Formula 4 after skipping an event due to races in Spain.

With two rounds of the Spanish championship raced since he last sat in his Danish Formula 4 car with Team FormulaSport, Sebastian Gravlund had to admit that the transition from one race car to another can be challenging. The fifth-fastest lap time in qualifying was not where he had aimed to be, and in the first heat, he was penalized with a drive-through penalty for a false start.

“There’s not much to say; I haven’t been fast enough. I’ve had a bit of difficulty transitioning from the Spanish to the Danish car and adjusting to how it should be driven, so the speed just wasn’t there in qualifying,” says Sebastian, who, on the other hand, found the pace during the weekend.

“In the first race, I made a false start, and that kind of mistake costs a drive-through penalty, so even though my lap times were reasonable, I didn’t get further than fifth place.”

Through the reversed grid lineup for the second race, Sebastian could, however, start from fourth place. There was plenty of speed in the car, so the young Team Denmark talent fought his way to second place and gained crucial points for the championship.

The points collected from the first two races meant that Sebastian started the final race from third place. From there, the race was run at a fast pace, with Sebastian fighting to catch the leading competitor, albeit unsuccessfully. However, there was plenty of distance to the third position, so once again, good points were taken home to Smørumnedre.

“We just missed that last bit to be able to fight for a win this time. The team did a good job, but we didn’t manage to find that final bit. The level is also quite high at the top of the field, so good preparation is important, and I’ve been busy with exams for the past couple of weeks, so it hasn’t been possible for me.”

“Now I’m looking forward to the next round of the Danish championship in mid-August, where we go to Ring Djursland,” concludes Sebastian Gravlund.

After the third round of the championship, Sebastian is in second place in the Danish championship.

The calendar now offers a couple of weeks of relaxation before Spain calls Sebastian Gravlund again. Here, he and MP Motorsport will race the fourth round of the Spanish Formula 4 Championship at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.