Karting: About Lando Norris’ New Racing Outfit LN Racing Kart

Published 09/30/2021, 8:11 AM EDT


Lando Norris had awfully quiet F1 outings in 2019 and 2020, hardly reaching the headlines, but what followed was an unexpected transition.

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After the rather stale couple of seasons, Norris sprung up to the skies by pulling off an impressive third season with McLaren in 2021; the Briton only took less than half the 2021 season to crush his previous highest seasonal point-scoring record.

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In addition to that, Norris also secured his first-ever pole position in Formula 1 at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix, marginally ousting his former teammate, Carlos Sainz. And hardly days after the bitter-sweet race weekend in Sochi, Norris yet again hit the headlines for setting up his own karting team.

Norris kick-starts karting campaign as owner

In a bid to provide a better path to Formula 1 for the upcoming generation, Norris created his own karting team named, LN Racing Kart. The Briton had immense assistance from OTK Kart Group to build this racing team.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris on the starting grid before the race Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

If you’re wondering who OTK is, well Norris won his first-ever karting world championship with the OTK-led FA Racing Kart in 2014. Hence, since then, the two have been on good terms, which consequently played a crucial helping hand in Norris’ latest initiative.

The duo had been working on building this racing outfit since 2020, and only managed to officially reveal it on September 29, 2021.

What did Lando Norris say?

The McLaren driver unveiled the outfit on social media and posted a picture of himself posing alongside his kart. He further wrote, “Say hello to the LN Racing Kart! This is a project I’ve been working on with OTK for the last year and I’m super-proud to say it’s now here.

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Karting is where it all started for me. I won my first world championship on OTK’s FA Racing Kart and I can’t wait for the day when someone wins their first championship on the LN Racing Kart. Bring on the future talent! Let’s do this LN Racing Kart, OTK & RFM,” read Norris’ statement on Twitter.

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Overall, Norris is the second British driver on the current F1 grid to own a racing team, after Lewis Hamilton’s X44 outfit in the Extreme-E racing series. So, will this new journey bring about more successes for the young McLaren driver?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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