Nor­ris bags third ma­jor ti­tle of 2016

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Bri­ton’s Lando Nor­ris wrapped up his sec­ond Euro­pean ti­tle in con­sec­u­tive weeks, win­ning the For­mula Re­nault North­ern Euro­pean Cup ti­tle at Hock­en­heim last week­end.

The 16-year-old un­seats Car­los Sainz Jr as the youngest win­ner of the cham­pi­onship, a week af­ter be­com­ing the youngest driver to win the For­mula Re­nault 2.0 Eurocup at Spa.

The last driver to win both cham­pi­onships in the same sea­son was DTM and sportscar racer Filipe Al­bu­querque in 2006.

The 2015 MSA For­mula cham­pion scored his 10th pole of the sea­son in the first race, tak­ing sec­ond af­ter the race was red flagged. Fifth in the sec­ond race was enough to give him the ti­tle and re­lieved Nor­ris fin­ished third in the last race.

“It feels re­ally great to get an­other ti­tle – it’s been an amaz­ing sea­son,” said Nor­ris, who also won the New Zealand­based Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries ear­lier in the sea­son.

“I went into each cham­pi­onship hop­ing to win, but it’s gone bet­ter than I could have hoped for.

“I won last week’s ti­tle with a round to spare and al­though this one was only with a race to spare, it came af­ter two DNFS.

“It’s nice to be break­ing a few records as well.

“To know I have not only won the cham­pi­onship, but set a record or two, make them even more spe­cial.”

Nor­ris won both For­mula Re­nault ti­tles with Josef Kauf­man Rac­ing.

Nor­ris (mid­dle) earns an­other ti­tle

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