Lando Norris Takes a Dig at George Russell’s Fashion Choices as Mazepin Joins in the Fun

Published 09/20/2021, 8:54 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Williams’ George Russell and McLaren’s Lando Norris during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic


Lando Norris and George Russell are great rivals but even better friends. So it is no surprise to see them having a good time bantering with each other when they see the opportunity. That is exactly what happened this time. Russell has shared a photo of himself enjoying his weekend without worrying about racing, and Norris left a cheeky comment that has brought joy to the F1 community.

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Additionally, Hass rookie, Nikita Mazepin, also jumped in on the fun, reacting to Norris’ comment on Russell’s post on Instagram. As the season progresses, we are likely to see much more banter between the drivers.

Lando Norris drops a hilarious comment on George Russell’s post

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While drivers are having their weekend off, they usually share photos on their social media. This time was no different as the Williams driver was relaxing, but couldn’t get away from Lando’s banter.

Russell wrote on Instagram, Weekends aren’t the same without F1.”

Soon, the McLaren driver responded to his post, referring to a comic book character, he said, “Tony stark over here.” Not only that, Mazepin replied to his comment, using emojis to express his joy.

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Norris still engages in banter with former teammate Sainz

Norris and Carlos Sainz were regarded as the best teammates in Formula One, often having fun away from the track. When the two spend time together, they do nothing but share jokes with each other. So when they played a game of golf where Norris was winning; the Brit wouldn’t stop boasting about it, which annoyed the Spaniard.

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He said, “I played some golf with Lando. Lando won this time, although he did a particularly unpleasant post on social media, like saying ‘I crumbled’ or something like that.

“When we were just playing for fun, imagine I would have to put in social media all the times that I beat him at something. He would be depressed,” he concluded.

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We can only expect more banter from Norris as the season progress. Additionally, with Alex Albon returning to F1 next year with Williams, the F1 community will be looking forward to seeing what new jokes has Lando prepared.

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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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