Toby Sowery wins 2014 F3 Cup title
A Cup 07 Class win at Silverstone National for Toby Sowery wrapped up the 2014 F3 Cup championship with races in hand.
A Cup 07 Class win at Silverstone National for Toby Sowery wrapped up the 2014 F3 Cup championship with three races before the end of the season. The title comes in his debut year in cars, after graduating to F3 Cup at the start of the season.
The 18-year-old needed to finish in sixth place or better to guarantee the title, regardless of nearest challenger Tristan Cliffe's result. The Silverstone victory was his ninth of the season, and his third win of the year at the Northamptonshire circuit in 2014.
Racing in the 2013 championship-winning Dallara, the win secures a second F3 Cup drivers' title in as many years for a Lanan Racing driver, following Alex Craven.
Speaking after the securing the championship, Sowery said: "I'm over the moon. It really means the world to me to win the F3 Cup championship.
"I definitely didn't expect to win the title at the start of the year. I thought we'd be pushing for wins later in the season. But to come in and win from the word go has been phenomenal. I'm sure everyone else will be feel the same and are delighted in the team.
"It's been amazing driving a F3 car in my first year. If you told me two years ago I would be in Formula Three in my first year in car racing I would have just said no and refuse to believe you. I couldn't turn down the offer, and it's been an amazing experience.
"The car's been perfect and Lanan has produced a brilliant car for me all year. Their data, coaching, engineering and everything else has been flawless."
A delighted Graham Johnson, team manager of Lanan Racing, added: "It's been a brilliant year, Toby's been really, really good. Only once or twice all season could he have possibly done a better job, and the same could be said for us. Overall, it doesn't get much better."