Lando Norris wins inaugural MSA Formula championship

Carlin's Lando Norris clinched the inaugural MSA Formula title with seventh place in race two at Brands Hatch

Lando Norris wins inaugural MSA Formula championship

Norris, 15, won the earlier race from pole and just needed to finish ahead or one place behind Arden's Ricky Collard to wrap up the championship in the second race.

He started seventh on the partially-reversed grid - two places behind Collard - but lost out to Toby Sowery at the start.

A brilliant, if risky move round the outside of Hawthorns on Daniel Baybutt on lap five put him back up to seventh, and with Collard the car ahead it was enough for Norris to secure the crown.

"It's great to take the title," said Norris. "It's been a good year for me and the team and I have to thank them.

"It was a bit dangerous [the move on Baybutt] but I didn't really think about the risk.

"I had to go for it as I wouldn't have won the title today otherwise."

The championship is still provisional until the conclusion of any judicial proceedings after tomorrow's finale.

Norris is yet to decide where he will race next year as he moves up the single-seater ladder.

"I'm thinking about racing in Formula Renault next year - that's the plan at the moment, but it's not for sure," he said.

The race was won by Collard's team-mate Enaam Ahmed with a last-lap move on fellow Arden driver Sandy Mitchell to take his first MSA Formula win.

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