Lando Norris Opens Up on His Biggest Weakness: “Struggle to Motivate Myself”

February 19, 2021 6:08 pm

Lando Norris will begin his third season in F1 once the action kicks off on March 28th. The young Briton had a tough rookie year but backed that up by going toe-to-toe with his teammate Carlos Sainz in 2020. The 20-year-old showed a great deal of progress last year as he helped McLaren achieve a third place finish in the championship and also helped himself to a maiden podium. However, Norris still believes he has a great deal of improvement to achieve when it comes to maintaining the high fitness levels asked of an F1 driver.

Norris revealed his plans to help him achieve his goals (which also include doing a shoey). He said, “I have tried to be more strict with certain things, whether that is with food and trying not to have a pizza as often.

“I can still have a little treat now and then, but it is also the physical side of it, too. Trying to do more in the gym because I struggle with that part of it.”

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND. Lando Norris of McLaren F1 talks in the Drivers Press Conference. F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain. Silverstone in Northampton, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Lando Norris reveals that he struggles to motivate himself to maintain his fitness

The Briton said that fitness has not always been on his priority list. However, being in a sport that demands one to be at his peak, Norris is working on that aspect despite his reluctance.

He said, “I know I am in Formula One and I am in a very privileged position, but that doesn’t matter because I can still struggle to want to go out on a run or go into the gym and lift weights.

“I struggle to motivate myself, so I have tried more things and pushed myself through moments that I hate because I know that good things come of it.

BARCELONA-CATALUNYA CIRCUIT, MONTMELO, BARCELONA, CALATONIA, SPAIN. Lando Norris of McLaren in action. F1 Test Days in Montmelo circuit. (Photo by Javier Martínez de la Puente/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“I am better prepared physically because of it. I’m trying to think outside the box and dedicating more time to work out what is good for me and push myself to the next level.”

Fans will be pleased to hear that Norris is doing his utmost in order to be a future world champion. His talent is not in question. By pushing himself, it’s clear for all to see that he wants to become a better driver and has high aspirations. This bodes well for his future success.

In the more near future, his job will be to help McLaren continue on their upward trajectory. The likes of Aston Martin will make the battle for 3rd place tough. But with Norris and Ricciardo at the helm of the Woking-based outfit, confidence will be high going into the new season.

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Ronan Carvalho

Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College. Being an experienced voice on the sport, he has nearly 1000 Formula 1 articles to his name. Having fallen in love with cars at a young age, he soon became an ardent lover of the F1 series and claims Kimi Raikkonen to be his favourite driver and Spa to be his favorite track, thanks in a large part to the thrill of watching cars go through Radillon (yes, not Eau Rouge). However, he doesn't let his biases get in the way of his writing, delivering objective and precise articles to fans of the sport both new and old.

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