After double victory at Paul Ricard, Carlos Sainz Jr. is the favourite to win the Formula Renault 3.5 championship at its ninth and final round in Jerez this weekend.

Just thirty-eight points separate title leader Sainz and his main rival Roberto Merhi with two races still to contest. If successful at Jerez, the 20-year-old would become the youngest driver and the first Red Bull junior to win the series in its ten year history.

Speaking to Crash.net , the Spaniard assessed his chances of obtaining victory in front of his home crowd this weekend.

"It is the dream and you go for a win," he said, referencing the work of his team, the defending constructors champions, DAMS Racing. "Winning a championship in front a home crowd is always more special but you never know."

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The Circuit de Catalunya hosted the final round of the FR3.5 championship for four years before handing duties to Jerez for 2014, a track the Red Bull junior knows well.

"Jerez is a track that should be good for us," he continued. "It is a circuit that we like. We've been quick there in the tests but you never know what can happen -red flags, yellow flags - so a lot of it will be down to qualifying."

Despite holding the championship lead since the second round at Aragon, Sainz remains realistic as he looks to secure the title and a 2015 Toro Rosso seat.

"If we go to Jerez thinking we can get six points, we will get four. We need to go thinking we can win this race and stay as focused as we can," he concluded.

Sainz, son of former World Rally Champion Carlos, is a contender for a vacant 2015 Toro Rosso seat alongside teenage recruit Max Verstappen.