Is Lando Norris Half-Belgian?

Published 08/24/2021, 7:41 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the press conference after qualifying FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Along with being one of the most talented drivers on the grid, Lando Norris has something else that is special about him. The McLaren driver is half British, half Belgian.

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Norris was in Bristol on November 13, 1999, making him 21-years-old. He is the son of Adam Norris, a British entrepreneur, and Cisca Wauman, a Belgium woman. The McLaren driver has an older brother, Oliver, and two sisters, Flo and Cisca, and the latter is named after her mother.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 27, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris before practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

 

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Norris explains the reason behind his racing number

Every Formula One driver chooses their number for a reason. It might bring them luck. However, for the McLaren driver, he had to make a compromise when he first stepped onto the scene in Formula One.

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He said, “Eleven and thirty-one were like the two numbers I had Formula Renault, Formula Three, Formula Four. I think they were already taken by the time I even got into Formula One. Four was the best one in the end, mainly it fit really nicely into my logo.”

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in action during qualifying REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Norris’s next race is Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix. Seeing that he is part Belgian, he will hope to bring in a good result as he zips around Spa.

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His family would be cheering him on whether it be on the television or by the trackside. They would be hoping that Norris archives a good result in Belgium and score some crucial points for the Woking-based outfit.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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