Sebastian Gravlund

Gravlund has found the pace in the Spanish championship – but is pursued by bad luck

The goal for the weekend’s races at Motorland Aragon was almost achieved with the best qualifying so far, and Sebastian Gravlund is eager for more.

Before the races at Motorland Aragon, Sebastian Gravlund was very clear: the focus was on doing well in the qualification. A good starting position is crucial in such a competitive field as the Spanish one.

Therefore, Sebastian was relieved after the qualification for the last race of the weekend, realizing that he was now among the fastest in the field. Not exactly the top 10 placement he had hoped for, but the time difference was minimal:

– Of course, I would have liked to be in the top 10 when that was the goal, but I’m really happy that my targeted efforts since the last time have borne fruit. Now we’re on our way, and I can see how the work leading up to the weekend produced the results I had hoped for, says Sebastian, who qualified as the 15th and 16th best for the first two races of the weekend.

The first race offered plenty of action as Sebastian shot forward through the field at the start. He quickly reached the tenth position and was in contact with the two cars in front. However, their battle for position cost Sebastian a good result:

– The two in front were fighting for position, and towards the turn, they suddenly braked very early, so I couldn’t avoid hitting them. It destroyed my front wing, so I had to go to the pit, and I finished far down in the field, says Sebastian, who naturally was disappointed to miss out on such a good placement.

For the second race, Sebastian saved the tires. He ran the race on used tires, while several others had opted for new, fresh rubber, so there was a noticeable difference in speed on the track.

The final race, on the other hand, featured another fantastic start for the young driver from Copenhagen, who did his best to make the most of his good starting position:

– I was up to 12th place and had the speed to attack the drivers in front of me, but behind me, someone braked too late and hit me hard from behind. It tore off my rear wing, and then it was over, says Sebastian, who had hoped to secure a top 10 placement in the last heat.

– It’s really frustrating to go home without a good result when the speed was finally with me. We have two races left in the Spanish championship, and I will do everything to get good results.

Already next weekend, Sebastian is back in a race car; this time on slightly more familiar asphalt, as Padborg Park hosts the penultimate round of the Danish Formula 4 Championship. Here, Sebastian Gravlund hopes that he and Team FormulaSport can regain the championship lead and provide a good starting point for the final race in October.