Monday evening saw the annual Swedish "Racekampen" event take place at Lunda airfield a short drive from Uppsala north of Stockholm. Felix took part in the rallycross-inspired competition for the first time, as he swapped his regular Formula 3 racer for a purpose-built tube-frame chassis to do battle with some of the fellow drivers of Sweden's motorsport elite.
Despite having never driven the type of car before, Felix handled the transition to the 185 bhp Ford Fiesta replica without problems - winning the event as he beat double Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia champion and friend Jocke Mangs by five hundredths of a second. Former World Series by Renault title winner Alx Danielsson completed the podium, with other notable drivers including 1984 World Rally champion Stig Blomqvist and Dakar desert queen Annie Seel.
The event marked an enjoyable evening out for the on-site visitors - but the relaxed atmosphere did not detract from the competitive spirit which filled the air as the start of the respective heats drew closer. Gathering some of Sweden's most adrenaline-filled rally and racing drivers - and equipping them with identical machinery - proved a successful recipe for everything but cautious and restrained driving...
"An extremely fun car to drive, and something I had never tried before," Felix said. "Rallycross is definitely a spectacular type of motorsport, and I really hope everyone who came to see us enjoyed their experience as much as I did. It was close between me and Jocke, but I eventually managed to beat him by a couple of hundredths and I am sure he will remember this defeat for a long time! A big thanks to the organisers for inviting me."
With his maiden rallycross victory in the bag, Felix now returns to the more familiar setting of his Mücke Motorsport Dallara when he travels to EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany for a day of testing in just over a week's time. The next Formula 3 Euro Series round takes place at Silverstone on September 9-11.