Lando Norris: “It was another good weekend”

Lando Norris - Credit: Alexandre Guillaumot / DPPI

Lando Norris reflected on another strong weekend of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup after extending his championship lead to twenty-four points after a win and a second place at Assen.

The Josef Kaufmann Racing driver took pole position for both races at the Dutch circuit, with the Briton now having taken the last seven pole positions in the championship stretching back to the second race at Silverstone in May.

Norris was never under threat in Saturday’s opening race, winning by over four seconds from Dorian Boccolacci, but despite leading in the early stages of Sunday’s second race found himself under threat from Max Defourny, who passed the Briton on the penultimate lap of the race.

Norris was naturally a little disappointed to see the chance of a second consecutive double victory go begging, but was pleased that his results enabled him to extend his championship lead.

“It was another good weekend,” reflected Norris. “It was my first time on this circuit, so it was pleasing to get double pole in qualifying and the win.

“I was a little disappointed not to hold on for the win in the second race, but I couldn’t keep him behind and there was nothing I could do. But I’ve extended my lead at the top and have come away pretty happy.

“We struggled a bit with the race pace and this is something we will have to work on. I pulled a gap without over-pushing my tyres, but he caught me and although I held him off, there was nothing I could do.

“I’m pleased to have extended my lead, but it can change quickly, so I need to make sure I keep winning and stay consistent to stay up there.”