Norris takes Double Pole with Contenders immediately behind


Another sensational run from the Carlin driver sees Lando Norris take a double pole position for the final MSA Formula round of the year. The five points this gives him ensures that he increases his gap over rival Ricky Collard, who starts in fourth for Race 1.

It was a good start to qualifying by Norris, who proved his worth by being immediately on the pace of the other drivers. The red flag soon came out after Darius Karbaley beached his car in the gravel at Druids, but by this point, Norris already had a lead over his rivals.

As usual, his biggest threat came from his team mate. Colton Herta was the driver on the move after the immediate stoppage and was on provisional pole for the mid part of the session. However; he would soon drop to second as Norris finally showed his true pace with two minutes to go.

The second red flag had been caused by Matheus Leist. The Brazilian had been running in second at the time, but the ever improving track meant that after the restart he fell to eighth place.

Behind the dominant Carlin cars was Sennan Fielding. The JHR Developments driver had delayed going out at the start of the session, but like Collard, worked his way to the second row in the dying seconds. This ensures that the top four in the championship will line up the top four on the grid.

An impressive session from Enaam Ahmed ensured he was able to clinch fifth, but the rookie may be disappointed after he had been running in the top three for most of the session. While behind him was Toby Sowery and James Pull.

Norris took the five points for pole after Herta was unable to improve on his last lap, ensuring he goes into the first race with an 18 point advantage over Collard and almost wipes Fielding out of contention.