Renault Sport Racing is delighted to retain Danish teenager Christian Lundgaard on the Renault Sport Academy for 2019.
Seventeen-year-old Christian finished runner-up in the highly-competitive Formula Renault Eurocup in 2018 as a rookie, recording four wins and taking the title fight to the final race of an impressive season.
Born in Hedensted, Denmark, he joined the Academy in 2017 ahead of his debut year in single-seater racing when he was crowned a double champion after winning titles in NEZ Formula 4 and Spanish Formula 4.
He will compete in the newly formed FIA Formula 3 Championship with French team ART Grand Prix this year. The series will be on the Formula 1 support bill for eight rounds, beginning at the Spanish Grand Prix in May before finishing at the Russian Grand Prix in October.
Renault Sport Academy Director, Mia Sharizman: “Christian has been really impressive in his two seasons as a Renault Sport Academy Driver. In his two years in single-seaters, he’s either won or competed for championship wins and that underlines his raw racing ability. Despite his young age, he has shown to be a remarkable talent and amongst Denmark’s up and coming best. We’re looking forward to continuing with Christian and progressing him through the motorsport pathway set out by the Academy. Racing in Formula 3 is the next step and we believe he has the ability to reach the highest standards on the international stage.”
Christian Lundgaard: “I’m really pleased to stay with the Renault Sport Academy for a third successive season. It shows Renault have a lot of faith in me and I’ve been grateful for every opportunity they’ve given me so far. The structure of Renault’s support has been beneficial and I hope to repay their faith by scoring wins and podiums on track this season. Formula 3 will be a challenge, but it’s one I look forward to taking on, especially with the opportunity to show my ability at eight Formula 1 weekends. I can’t wait to begin.”