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Method 3: Prema Racing driver Arvid Lindblad on Method 1 dream

Lindblad additionally sacrificed a lot of his social life pursuing his dream, which impacted his relationships with fellow pupils.

“To start with I used to be possibly the bizarre child that wasn’t there that a lot, even generally lacking some Fridays [travelling to races], so it was possibly fairly laborious for my friends to grasp,” he mentioned.

“I’d get nearly picked on due to that, however as I’ve received older and a few of my friends and people round me in school began to acknowledge I used to be possibly fairly good, a few of them have gotten behind me and now I nearly have assist from a few of them.”

That assist was evident in the course of the current dash races when he obtained many messages of encouragement from schoolmates and even a few them watching him race.

Lindblad is now totally targeted on repeating his early F3 dash successes throughout the remainder of the season, beginning at Italy’s Imola monitor in Might.

Present F1 drivers Leclerc, Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Logan Sargeant and Oscar Piastri have all raced for Prema, together with Ferrari and Haas reserve driver Bearman and Mercedes reserve Mick Schumacher – so may Lindblad be a part of them quickly?

“There hasn’t been any dialogue of that in the intervening time, so far as I’m conscious – I’m nonetheless very younger and really inexperienced. I believe it’s all going to be right down to my outcomes and if I proceed to carry out,” he mentioned.

“From an early age it’s been all about Method 1 – I’ve nearly seen all different routes as a little bit of a step down.

“F1 is the top of motorsport and I haven’t seen anything that I’ve been interested in.”

Hearken to the complete interview with Arvid Lindblad between 18:00 and 19:00 BST on Monday, 29 April on BBC Native Radio throughout the South East or on BBC Sounds.



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