Lando Norris Takes a Cheeky Dig at Lewis Hamilton’s Radio Complaints

Published 10/24/2021, 1:30 AM 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


Since making his F1 debut in 2019, fans across the world have seen the evolution of Lando Norris in terms of his personality. From starting out relatively quiet, the Briton is among the most hilarious drivers in the F1 paddock today, who often doesn’t shy away from taking subtle digs at his colleagues.

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In a video shared by McLaren recently, Norris embraced his newfound personality by making a subtle joke on Lewis Hamilton.

Lando Norris pokes fun at Lewis Hamilton’s expense

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Norris and Hamilton shared a few memorable moments this season. At the Austrian Grand Prix, the pair engaged in an incredible battle for around 20 laps before Hamilton passed Norris. While he complimented Norris, he struggled later in the race, ultimately finishing behind the 21-year-old.

At the Russian Grand Prix, the pair battled for the race lead. Although this was another feisty battle, rain in the final few laps saw them make different decisions, which saw Hamilton take his 100th race win.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after winning the race with McLaren’s Lando Norris who finished P7 Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

While the duo share a healthy amount of respect, Norris doesn’t shy away from taking the occasional dig at the reigning world champion. Recently, McLaren shared a video of him and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo playing a ‘Drive to Survive’ themed quiz. Each of them spoke a dialogue from the show, while the other needed to guess who said it.

One of those questions saw Norris give Hamilton as an answer. However, when Ricciardo revealed Lance Stroll said that dialogue, it left Norris stumped. He then took a shot at Hamilton while mentioning the reasoning behind his answer. He said“I only know Lewis goes, ‘Man, we should’ve boxed!'” 

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Can Norris deliver another strong weekend in Austin?

Although the Briton qualified P8 for tomorrow’s race, he may feel slightly disappointed. Not only did he qualify behind Ricciardo in P7, but both Ferrari cars as well.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during practice REUTERS/Mike Blake

Although Ferrari looked slightly better on Saturday, Norris’ performances this season would have him high on confidence. Expect the Briton to make moves up the grid in tomorrow’s race, as McLaren‘s battle with Ferrari continues to intensify.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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