2015 Formula Renault 3.5 champion Oliver Rowland has been praised by his rivals after securing his title victory at Le Mans two weeks ago.

Tio Ellinas and Matthieu Vaxiviere both acknowledged the talents of the Racing Steps Foundation driver who comes into the championship final round as title victor after a confident display. The Briton has won seven races this year with another round to go this weekend at Jerez, a record which currently ties him with 2014 champion, Carlos Sainz.

After the 23-year-old's secured the title, Vaxiviere and Ellinas, sitting second and sixth in the championship respectively, spoke to Crash.net about the newly-crowned victor. Rowland will be the last FR3.5 champion under the current World Series by Renault guise before the series goes it alone at the end of this season.

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Strakka Racing's Tio Ellinas, himself a two-time race winner this year, stated that he was impressed by the Fortec Motorsport driver's consistency this season.

"He's great, for sure everything is working very well for him," he told Crash.net with a wry smile. "Because he has the experience of last year as well, it has really worked for him.

"He knew what to do this year so he's done everything right, well done to him."

Runner-up Vaxiviere was understandably much briefer in his remarks after his championship hopes slipped away but was still complimentary of his rival after a competitive season between the duo.

The Frenchman, who returned to the helm of the Lotus challenger for a second consecutive year, secured three victories of his own and a further five podiums in an assured performance for the Czech outfit.

"For sure he is a good driver. He is quick and now, this year, he is also consistent," he admitted.

"Oliver has done very well this year."