Norman Nato revealed his delight after securing a maiden Formula Renault 3.5 win in Monaco this weekend.

In what proved to be a dominant few days for defending champions DAMS, the Frenchman continued his impressive form for Sunday's race. Now in his second season, the twenty-one-year-old was unstoppable on the streets of Monte Carlo, having previously retired from this same race in 2013. His victory in the Principality is DAMS Racing's third win of the season.

"A win is always great but Monaco remains special!", he said moments after his podium celebration. "It is emotional, madness. There are no words to describe it", he continued.

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Following his success, which now sees him placed ninth in the championship standings, the Monaco victor noted the importance of maintaining his lead at the start. Nato's last pole position came back in race two at Motorland, Aragon but a poor first lap ultimately cost him the win.

"We dominated all weekend long, both the team and I. I had to keep cool at the start and not make a mistake, because it is easy to make a mistake at Monaco", he added. "I now have to remain focused to continue this form".

With just one other points finish this year, a tenth place in the second at Aragon, the Frenchman will need greater consistency if he is to challenge his team for the 2014 title. Carlos Sainz Jr's fourth place helped extend his lead over rookie, Oliver Rowland.