Lando Norris Reveals He Would Be Gotham’s Knight if Not an F1 Driver

Published 10/21/2021, 2:31 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic


Thursday’s press conference might be one of the most boring aspects of F1 Grand Prix weekend. However, there are a few questions that make things exciting. This time it was which person or character they would be, and Lando Norris gave an answer that was sure to win the hearts of comic book nerds.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The McLaren driver is one of the youngest drivers on the grid, so it is no surprise to see him invested in comic books. While the world is divided over Marvel or DC, Norris choose a character from the latter.

Lando Norris thinks he could be Gotham’s vigilante

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

One of the things to look forward to this season is knowing the answers to some of the fun questions the drivers get asked in Thursday’s presser. This time, it was who would they choose to be, if not themselves.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Norris replied as quoted from SpeedWeek, “That’s easy – Batman!”

Watch Story: From Serena Williams to Chris Hemsworth: Celebrities Lured by the Glitz and Glamor of Monaco

Esteban Ocon chooses the Marvel universe

McLaren‘s Norris is not the only driver on the grid interested in superheroes; Alpine’s Esteban Ocon is a comic book nerd too. The French driver choose to go for one of the most loved characters in the Marvel universe, Iron Man. However, knowing the speed and technology the Iron Man suit has, Ocon doesn’t; think it will be that different from his current profession on the grid.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021 Alpine’s Esteban Ocon during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

Ocon said, “I would like to be Iron Man. I mean he can fly! He’s such a cool character and you can still empathize with him because he’s human. I think it’s fascinating what kind of technical stuff he’s developing, it’s not that far from Formula 1.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What did you make of their answers? Do you think Ocon could make a good Iron Man? Or do you see Norris filling in the shoes of Gotham’s Knight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

DIVE DEEPER

Has Daniel Ricciardo Replaced Lando Norris As His Best Friend With NFL Quarterback Josh Allen?

about 1 month ago

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

 

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Arpit Gomes

1067 articles

Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT