Carlos Sainz Jr extended his championship lead after a double win at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, leaving fellow Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly sitting second, forty-three points adrift.

Matching Kevin Magnussen's two pole positions at the Belgian circuit in 2013, DAMS Racing's new star expressed his delight as he celebrated his back-to-back wins.

"Naturally I'm very happy with two more victories", he said. "They make up for my slight disappointment in Monaco and winning at Spa is always a privilege", he continued, referencing his fourth place finish at the Formula 1 support race. The Spaniard was outpaced by his DAMS Racing team-mate, the eventual race victor Norman Nato.

The French outfit's 3.5 litre models have shown great reliability and consistency this year, meaning the defending team championship lead the standings with five more round of the Formula Renault 3.5 championship still to contest.

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"My thanks to the team as yet again the car was sensational", Sainz Jr continued, acknowledging the pace of the DAMS.

"My rivals took points off one another so I have some wiggle room in the championship", he noted. "But there's no question of starting to calculate as my aim is victory in the races to come".

Oliver Rowland and his fellow series rookie, Gasly are fighting for second in the championship behind the dominant DAMS Racing driver. Claiming one podium each in Spa they enjoyed a strong weekend but could not catch the Red Bull junior who added fifty more points to his title haul.

Formula Renault 3.5 will return to Moscow Raceway at the end of the month. The championship leader is yet to negotiate this circuit at the helm of a 3.5 litre model.