Lando Norris Pushing for More Success “Together with Daniel Ricciardo” After New McLaren F1 Deal

Published 05/19/2021, 4:56 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 12: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren F1 and Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 look on from the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images)


McLaren have rewarded Lando Norris for a fine start to the season with a new multi-year F1 contract, which will see him drive for the team beyond the 2022 season. It also confirms McLaren’s plan for long-term stability with Ricciardo locked in as well. And now, even Norris recognizes the importance of working in tandem with him.

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The 21-year-old youngster from Somerset has been part of the McLaren program since 2017. He’s risen through the ranks from being a reserve driver to be the leader of the team, currently. After the announcement went official, he said –

“We’ve already had some incredible moments together which I’ll never forget – two podiums and securing P3 in the championship – and together with Daniel and the rest of the team I’m looking forward to pushing for even more success in the years to come.”

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‘Lando Norris is one of the brightest talents on the F1 grid’ – Zak Brown

Naturally, McLaren CEO, Zak Brown, was a happy man after securing the services of his driver in the long term. He had called on Lando to perform more maturely this season, and the Briton has very well obliged. After the announcement, Brown acknowledged the role that Lando had played in turning around their fortunes.

“I’m delighted with the extension of our agreement with Lando for 2022 and beyond. He’s been instrumental in our return of form here at McLaren and we’re proud of the growth he’s shown since he first started with us back in 2017,” he said.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 18, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris on the podium during the national anthems after finishing third REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

“Lando is one of the brightest talents on the Formula 1 grid and we look forward to seeing him continue to go from strength-to-strength both on and off track.”

The relationship is not just important from a performance point of view. He’s also one of the most booming brands on the current grid. Netflix love to cover him and the young fans enjoy his jolly nature.

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So, it does not surprise us that McLaren have made the decision to bind their future with him.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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