Lando Norris Rewrites McLaren’s History Books With Unique F1 Record at Silverstone

Published 07/19/2021, 8:29 AM EDT
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


McLaren has a rich history of drivers that have raced for their team. The likes of Ayrton Senna, James Hunt, and Alain Prost, have all driven for the Woking-based outfit. Despite being revered as legends in the sport, none of them have achieved what Lando Norris just managed to.

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The 21-year-old has set a record for the most consecutive points scored for the team. Currently on a 15 race streak of points finishes, the young Brit is certainly hoping to score more and help the team in the constructors’ championship.

Lando Norris enters history books with consistent with points finishes

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The McLaren driver had another points finish last weekend; he came fourth in the British Grand Prix – his home race. With a fourth-place finish and bagging twelve points, he became the only driver in the Woking-based team’s history to have back-to-back 15 points finishes.

In addition to a McLaren streak, Lando has also managed to establish a streak amongst the current drivers this season; he remains the only driver this season to have points finish in every race so far.

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The Brit has picked up three podiums for the team this season

Norris has been helping the papaya team score crucial points for the championship this season. Furthermore, the 21-year-old has found himself on the podium thrice so far this year.

The first one being at the Emilia GP, where he had to fend off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to claim a third-place finish and seize fifteen points for the team. Later, he achieved a podium at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, beating Red Bull’s Sergio Perez for P3.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrates after finishing in third place REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Lastly, It was at the Austrian Grand Prix, where just last year he scored his first-ever podium in Formula One. In 2021, the Brit had to keep this fellow countryman, Lewis Hamilton, in his rear-view mirrors to bring home yet another third-place finish for the team.

Norris has been improving on his pace at every Grand Prix this season and is hoping to take McLaren to next level and put on a fight for the title.

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Arpit Gomes

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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.

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