The driver from Denmark was a mystery to IndyCar teams in 2021. He had the entirety of the paddock reaching for their phones and asking Siri and Alexa, "Who the hell is Christian Lundgaard?"
Those basic internet searches revealed he was 20, drove for the ART Grand Prix Formula 2 outfit, and won two F2 races in 2020 on the way to placing seventh in the championship. In 2021, though, Lundgaard wasn't trending upward. He was in Alpine's F1 Academy, and yet, his chances of reaching Formula One were fading.
Through an outreach to the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing IndyCar team, an alternate path was mapped out for Lundgaard.