Car­lin wins F2 ti­tle on cat­e­gory re­turn

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Lando Nor­ris has thanked the Car­lin team by help­ing it to wrap up the For­mula 2 teams’ cham­pi­onship on its re­turn to the cat­e­gory.

Nor­ris has been with Car­lin since 2015 when he won the MSA For­mula [now Bri­tish F4] crown, and last sea­son won the Euro­pean For­mula 3 ti­tle with the squad.

A mid-sea­son lull cost Nor­ris in the driv­ers’ cham­pi­onship this sea­son, but he and Brazil­ian team­mate Ser­gio Sette Ca­mara com­bined to de­liver a key tro­phy for Car­lin, which re­turned to the se­ries this sea­son hav­ing pre­vi­ously raced in GP2.

Nor­ris also jumped Alexan­der Al­bon for sec­ond in the stand­ings with a fifth and a sec­ond in the fi­nal two races of the year in Abu Dhabi.

“I have to say a mas­sive thank you to them for the years we’ve had,” said Nor­ris, who moves to Mclaren in 2019. “It would have been nice to win the driv­ers’ [ti­tle] but it doesn’t al­ways go to plan.

“It hasn’t been easy but we’ve been there con­sis­tently. It’s good for my end­ing with the team, to win.”

Team boss Trevor Car­lin added: “To win the high­est level of Euro­pean cham­pi­onship out­side For­mula 1, is a very good step and it does prove we’ve still got it. Both driv­ers have done a great con­sis­tent job.”

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