Lando Norris in Agreement With Fernando Alonso’s Claim About Mercedes F1 in 2021

Published 12/19/2021, 10:15 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after the start of the race REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


Max Verstappen winning the 2021 Formula 1 season was, if not for one moment, one of the biggest feats in F1 history. This is simply because the Red Bull driver was up against a seven-time world champion who took the battle to the last lap of the season. He was also up against the most dominant constructor in F1 history, Mercedes. And this is something fellow F1 driver for McLaren, Lando Norris also believes.

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In a recent interview, the Briton spoke of the very clear difference between the Silver Arrows and the rest of the grid.

Norris spoke of Verstappen’s win as he said“I don’t think he has had a better car this season. Mercedes had the more powerful car in most cases, but he was less unlucky and made fewer mistakes as a driver.”

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“He took on Lewis, who is much more experienced and has won a lot of world titles.”

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 18, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after finishing first on the podium with second placed, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and third placed, McLaren’s Lando Norris Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

Norris became the second driver after Fernando Alonso to comment on the German team’s superior car.

Alonso holds the same views

Before the season ended, Fernando Alonso praised the level at which Verstappen was driving compared to the rest. But, he believed the Germans deserve the constructor’s trophy.

Alonso said, “Max is driving, in my opinion, one step ahead of all of us.”

“Mercedes deserve the constructors championship because the car is superior and Max maybe overall in the year was driving one a step ahead of everyone.”

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In a way, Alonso’s opinion turned into a prediction that turned into reality. Max Verstappen ended up winning the drivers’ championship, while Mercedes won their eighth consecutive constructors’ championship. And both of them were deserved.

But the question is, will Verstappen and Mercedes carry forward this dominance into the next season, where we’ll see a new car?

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Or will the likes of Ferrari and Mclaren also have a say in the championships? It will be interesting to see how the new era in F1 kicks off.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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