Norman Nato admits he is 'thrilled' following his race two win at the seventh round of the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in Hungary.

The Frenchman secured his second series win months after a maiden victory at the F1 support in Monaco this May. His return to the top comes after an eighth place finish on Saturday.

"Yesterday, I was disappointed because after a good qualifying and good pace on the damp surface, we got some problems," he said noting the changing weather conditions at the Hungaroring circuit.

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For race two, the 22-year-old lined up third on the grid, behind his team mate Carlos Sainz Jr and two-time race winner, the pole-sitter Roberto Merhi. When the lights called the start of the session, the track was drying after a sudden rain shower between qualifying and the race.

"Today, qualifying was good although Roberto was the quickest. The key was the start because it is hard to overtake on this track," he concedes.

After overtaking the championship contender on lap one, the Frenchman maintained the advantage only losing the lead to make his mandatory pit stop. As always with FR3.5, compulsory tyre change took place on the Sunday.

"I am thrilled with this win because I try to do my best in each race. I am ready to push and rock this way for more successes."

Nato's team mate finished down in fourth meaning that his championship lead to Merhi has now fallen to a mere sixteen points with four more races still to contest. Although out of contention for the title himself, Nato's win sees him climb to seventh in the standings and DAMS Racing extending their advantage.