23/01/2019

LINE UP – FORMULA 3 2019

ART Grand Prix is proud to announce that Christian Lundgaard and Max Fewtrell will be competing with the French based squad in the new FIA Formula 3 championship in 2019.
 
At just 19 years of age, Max has already made his mark by winning the rookie title in the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup Championship. The Briton then became champion of the discipline the following season thanks to six hard fought victories, 11 podiums and six pole positions. In 2016, Max secured his first single-seater title after a remarkable season in British F4. Trained at the school of karting from the age of 10, the young Birmingham driver won titles and places of honour in 2013 and 2014 and quickly climbed the first steps of motorsport.
 
Meanwhile, Christian, son of European rally champion Henrik Lundgaard, is also one of the most prominent drivers of his generation with a track record rich in titles in both karting and single-seater championships. 
Between 2012 and 2016, Christian was crowned three times in karting and has climbed on the podium six times in other disciplines. In his first year of single-seaters in 2017 at the tender age of 16, he was crowned in two FIA F4 championships, in Spain and Northern Europe. This was followed in 2018 with a brilliant battle for the Formula Renault Eurocup title, finishing in 2nd place behind Max Fewtrell. In total, Christian has won 21 of the 68 races in which he has contested in single-seaters, with 44 podiums, 20 pole positions and 22 fastest race laps.
 
Christian and Max were both discovered by Renault and joined the prestigious Renault Sport Academy in 2017. They were reappointed in 2018 and 2019.
 
Christian Lundgaard:
“I am super excited to be a part of such a professional and respected team. Back when I was in karting, ART Grand Prix was always the dream team to be in. To be here is an honour and I need to thank everybody involved in this deal. We had a good test in Abu Dhabi in the GP3 car, but of course for 2019 we will have the new F3 car so everything will be new for both of us, for the team and for me, but I’m confident we will be ready for the first race”.
 
Max Fewtrell:
“I’m delighted to join ART for the upcoming season in FIA F3 Championship as I’ve seen the teams history and success in this series. It fills me with great confidence and belief that me and the team can perform really well together and get the results we want. I have some good teammates as well which is good as we can all learn from each other and push each other”.
 
Sébastien Philippe (ART Grand Prix CEO):
“Christian belongs to a category of drivers that checks all the boxes from an early age. European karting champion, he didn’t need time to adapt to single-seaters in 2017 with two titles in his first year of motorsport. In addition to his natural talent and his ability to progress in the blink of an eye. At 17 years old, he has the mind-set to handle a title fight in a championship as high as the Formula Renault Eurocup.
Max also has the typical profile of a driver that ART Grand Prix accompanies in their early years, which are crucial for training as a racing driver on their way to the top. Brilliant in karting, he pursued it with the same brilliance in motorsport by winning two titles in 2016 and 2018.
The past season was particularly revealing of his talent and his ability to make the most of his equipment and his team in an extremely competitive championship.
The maturity and technical credentials that both Christian and Max demonstrated during the Abu Dhabi winter test sessions convinced ART Grand Prix that both Max and Christian will be a key element in our quest for the first titles of modern Formula 3”.