2018 BRDC British F3 champion Linus Lundqvist was crowned the 2022 Indy Lights champion last weekend, as the Swede wrapped up a dominant campaign in IndyCar’s main feeder series.
He won the title by finishing sixth in the opening race of the weekend at Laguna Seca and then ended the season with fourth place in the finale on Sunday.
Across the year, the HMD driver claimed five wins, nine podiums and seven pole positions from the 14 races, and should now be on course to graduate to Indy Car in 2023, with champions usually guaranteed a selected number of drives in the top tier series the following year, as well as an Indy 500 seat.
“It's been an absolutely magical season,” Lundqvist said. “Sure, it would have been fun to end it with a podium, but I'm still very proud of what we did here today. I will never forget this season and it means more to me than words can describe. It's the biggest moment of my life.
“I've been with HMD for two years now, and it's a time I will never forget. It's been such a pleasure from day one and I’m so proud to be a part of this historic moment for the team.
“My family means the world in all of this. I really want to thank them, along with everyone else who's helped me get to this point. It wouldn't have been possible without them. Now is the time to celebrate!”