Norris bags third major title of 2016
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.