Lando Norris Admits Some Parts of F1 Drive to Survive Were ‘Out of Place’

Published 03/15/2022, 4:01 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris is seen before the race REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

McLaren driver Lando Norris has admitted that Netflix’s Drive to Survive documentary has shown snippets that have been ‘out of place.’ The youngster believes that clips from different races have been used to create drama for the new audience. The show gained popularity and has increased global viewership in recent times.

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Norris features in the new season, with teammate Daniel Ricciardo as the duo battled it last season. He spoke about the show’s influence saying, “There are obviously some comments and things here and there which are maybe out of place for sure.”

“When you’re the person that it’s about, you maybe don’t agree with it so much because it can make you look like you said something in a time and place which is definitely not correct,” he added.

Earlier, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen opted out of the show for similar reasons. The absence of Verstappen in the current series means Red Bull boss Christian Horner features heavily. The show has also featured episodes for teams like Haas and Williams. Season 4 focuses primarily on the battle between Red Bull and Mercedes, ending in the season finale at Abu Dhabi.

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Will Lando Norris win his first race in 2022?

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Norris had his best season in Formula 1 last year, securing 4 podiums including P2 in Monza. Despite consistent performances, his teammate Daniel Ricciardo managed to claim his 8th career race win at the Italian GP.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with the trophy on the podium with after winning the race alongside second place McLaren’s Lando Norris REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

The 22-year-old has grown in confidence every season, giving him a good chance at ending the drought. He faces an intense battle, after struggling in pre-season testing in Bahrain. McLaren were facing issues with the brakes, forcing them to lose some pace on the straights.

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However, in Barcelona, the team were among the frontrunners with both drivers setting impressive timings. Norris will hope to continue his good form from 2021, finishing P6 in the standings. This season will be a crucial one for the Englishman as F1 enters a new era in 2022.

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Mario Fernandes

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Mario Fernandes is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his graduation in Mathematics, followed by a Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism. Mario has been a sportsman and a sports fan from a very young age and has represented his school and college in sports like soccer, tennis, and cricket at the district level.

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