Sebastian Gravlund

Three wins secure championship lead for Sebastian Gravlund

Three heat victories out of three possible have propelled Sebastian Gravlund to the lead of the Danish Formula 4 Championship after the first races of the year at Padborg Park.

As an athlete, you always compete to win. And it was also a highly motivated Sebastian who fought for Pole Position on Saturday morning for the first of three races over the weekend. A small adjustment error of the tire pressure during qualifying meant that Sebastian missed the first place by just 0.067 seconds.

However, he corrected that when the first race started. After just two laps, Sebastian took the lead of the race and built a small gap to the nearest competitor. The lead held until the checkered flag, and thus the first Formula 4 victory was added to his CV.

For the second race, overtaking was on the agenda. The top eight from the first race started in reverse order, so Sebastian could fight his way up from eighth place when the race began.

From the start, there were attacks from the outset, and when the race was over, the 16-year-old racer could again cross the finish line as the first after fifteen intense laps.

With two victories, Pole Position for the last race was also a reality, but a race is not won until the checkered flag is waved – so Sebastian kept the pedal to the metal and built a lead of nine seconds to second place before securing his third race victory in a single weekend.

“It’s been an incredible weekend! The entire Team FormulaSport has done an impressive job throughout the weekend, so I could focus on doing my best behind the wheel. Three wins and the lead in the championship are more than I expected, as the other drivers in the series are also skilled – it was clear from qualifying where we were so close,” says Sebastian Gravlund, who could feel that the serious preparations for the season have paid off:

“I’m lucky to have driven many hundreds of kilometers in a race car before the Spanish season started, so I’m well warmed up, if you can say that. It’s gone pretty quickly to get used to the car back home, so that’s probably been an advantage. I’m glad to have the support of my sponsors who make this possible!”

Sebastian Gravlund will skip the next race in the Danish championship as there are also races in Spain that weekend. This means that the lead will likely be overturned – so the rest of the Danish season will require strong performances if a national championship is to be secured:

“The three worst results in the championship will be removed from the standings, and with three certain zeros in the next race, it means that all other races will count for me. There won’t be room for mistakes, so it will be a fun challenge,” laughs Sebastian Gravlund.

Sebastian’s next race will be at the Jerez track south of Seville on May 29th.