Stroll’s roll to F3 European title ends with three more wins

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Lance Stroll’s roll through the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship continued through this weekend’s season finale at the Hockenheimring, at the same track where DTM and Audi TT Cup also wrapped their seasons.

The Montreal-born driver won his 12th, 13th and 14th races of the season for Prema Powerteam, and capped off his campaign with a title victory margin of more than 180 points over his nearest rival, Maximilian Günther. Admittedly, this wasn’t the strongest year for the championship – Felix Rosenqvist and Esteban Ocon have won the previous two FIA F3 titles in deeper fields.

“It’s been an amazing season and to score another three wins to sign off from the F3 category is awesome,” Stroll said via a media release. “It’s taken all year but I finally got the triple win over the weekend. I’ve definitely had a good time this weekend and that was my goal.”

Stroll, a Williams development driver, looks set to secure a Williams Martini Racing race seat in 2017. However, with Stroll only 17 years old and under 18, it appears they’ll wait to name him until after he would turn 18 on October 29, per Motorsport.com, owing to the alcohol complications in place.

Stroll told NBC Sports earlier this year he was keen on moving up next year, with F1, GP2 or IndyCar possible options.