Dominant Magnussen seals FR3.5 title

By on Sunday, October 20, 2013
World Series by Renault

World Series by Renault

McLaren young driver Kevin Magnussen sealed the Formula Renault 3.5 championship with a dominant display at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Magnussen secured pole position for both races in Spain and was untroubled across the weekend, clinching the title courtesy of his victory in race one.

Will Stevens was within touching distance of Magnussen in the first race but had to settle for second, ahead of McLaren youngster Stoffel Vandoorne.

The Belgian driver hounded Magnussen for the lead during the second race but after the compulsory pit stop, champion Magnussen extended his advantage over Vandoorne and was never threatened.

Vandoorne held off Stevens to ensure he finished as runner-up to Magnussen in the championship, albeit some 60 points in arrears of the champion.

Red Bull young driver Antonio Felix da Costa finished in third place in the championship, despite enduring a troublesome weekend; the Portuguese racer was fourth in the first race but only 13th on Sunday.

A double podium finish for Stevens secured him fourth place in the championship, ahead of Nico Muller and Nigel Melker.

Prospective 2014 Sauber driver Sergey Sirotkin failed to finish either race and ends the season in ninth place in the championship.

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