Sebastian Gravlund

Strong and educational Spanish Debut Weekend

Sebastian Gravlund had a good debut in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship during the weekend races at the Portimão track in Portugal.

The young racer from Smørumnedre is participating in the Spanish championship, which is among the toughest championships in Europe. And it quickly became evident that the cream of young talent was gathered:

“It was an amazing experience to race against so many skilled drivers! I’ve been well-prepared, but I was surprised at how close the competition was,” says Sebastian Gravlund about the first race weekend of the year.

Already in the qualifying for the first two races, Sebastian noted that the pace was high – and tight. In the large field, all 28 participants were within one second.

“I actually had good speed, but it was challenging to find the rhythm, so I secured the 21st and 23rd starting positions for the first two races. It’s a really tight field, so it doesn’t take much before I’m in the other end of the field.”

The first race offered plenty of overtaking for Sebastian, who, after a strong start, maintained an impressive pace and fought his way up to 13th place.

Sebastian started the second race from 23rd place, and again, the Danish debutant got to fight for positions. In the last half of the race, overtaking really picked up, and Sebastian finished in 12th place. However, the final race of the weekend was chaotic and challenging:

“I had a really good start, but a bit into the first lap, I got squeezed between two others and had my front wing damaged. So I had to make a pit stop to get it replaced, and when I returned to the track, there was a safety car – so when it disappeared, I could quickly gain two positions… before there was another safety car. It was a bit of a peculiar race,” says Sebastian.

“More wants more, but I’m quite satisfied with my first weekend. I’m up against some tough competitors, so I need to have sharp elbows and at the same time avoid making mistakes. Once my qualification is spot on, I believe I can be among the top eight to ten drivers.”

Sebastian is already in action again next weekend. This time, he will participate in the Danish Formula 4 Championship at Padborg Park, where, as last year, he will race with Team FormulaSport.