28 Sep Rowland and team claim championship titles
Oliver Rowland dominated the first race at Le Mans, leading from a pole start through to the finish. Meanwhile, Jazeman Jaafar, starting fifteenth on the grid got off to a great start and gained a place in the opening stages to claim fourteenth place.
The battle was soon on between Rowland and Vaxiviere for the lead, but Rowland was able to defend his position. After brief contact was made between the two drivers, Rowland was able to forge ahead and widen the gap.
Rowland continued to increase his lead by nearly three seconds while Jaafar was able to claim another place in the remaining five minutes of the race. Rowland went on to take his seventh victory this season while Jaafar crossed the line in thirteenth.
In the second race of the weekend, Rowland gained the points needed to take the championship title. Having started fourteenth on the grid, he went on to take six places while Jaafar started the race in eighth, but went on to suffer some unfortunate losses throughout the race and crossed the line in fifteenth.
After the first lap, Rowland had progressed up into eleventh, gaining three places before an incident on lap five, involving Negrão and Kanamaru, brought out the safety car. At the restart, Rowland got past Nissany to enter the top ten before putting in the mandatory pit stop to change tyres on lap eight.
Rowland went on to finish in eighth, providing the points needed for him to take the Formula Renault 3.5 championship title. The team also scored the points to take our first Formula Renault 3.5 team championship title.