Norris hails 'brilliant' Nürburgring weekend
11 September 2017 – Carlin's Lando Norris revelled in his performance during the antepenultimate round of the European Formula 3 Championship at the Nürburgring after two wins and a second-place finish left him on the brink of the title.
Norris entered the weekend with an 11-point lead over Prema's Maximilian Günther but that swelled to 73, with the Briton taking victories in Race 1 and 3, and second spot in Race 2.
Norris' title prospects were aided by Günther having his worst weekend of the year, taking points only for seventh in Race 3, while outsider Joel Eriksson also had a lacklustre trio of races.
Norris will clinch the title at the upcoming round in Austria next weekend if he adds just two more points to his lead, but the McLaren-backed youngster is remaining focused, despite his strong weekend.
"It's been a fantastic weekend and brilliant in terms of the championship," Norris explained.
"But my job, in many respects, now gets harder, with the team and I needing to be even more focused over the final six races."
On his races, Norris said: "I made a pretty good start in Race 1, stayed in P1, and then just pulled away – the car was good which gave me confidence in the difficult conditions.
"I was pretty happy with the Race 2 result. I managed to grab second early on and was catching the leader in the closing stages but by not quite enough to take the win.
"I attacked after the [Safety Car] re-start in Race 3, snatched the lead then controlled the race more-or-less to the chequered flag."
Norris is striving to become the first non-Prema driver to clinch the European F3 title since 2010, when the category existed under the F3 Euro Series guise.