Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz are arguably the best teammates in F1. The McLaren duo has been performing exceptionally well together. However, it is not just their bond on track but also the bond off track that pleases the English fans.
Lando Norris joined the Spaniard at McLaren in 2019, and both of them really got going from the very start. Lando Norris, comparatively younger to Carlos Sainz, had a tough time getting along with the McLaren ways. Yet, with the support of his teammate, he caught up well before Carlos Sainz left the team.
Carlos starts his Italian journey with Ferrari in 2021. The spaniard already appears overwhelmed by the rich heritage of the team. However, before he leaves his memories and his wonderful teammate behind, Sky Sports gave them a fantastic opportunity to take a trip down those memories.
Both the racers are extremely passionate about each other. We have often seen them rejoice over the win of the other. Well, the emotion between them is so natural that we might well term it as the ‘best duo’ on the grid. Walking down the path with, both of them pointed out the element they liked the most in each other.
“I love about even when I make a joke to you, even If I know it hurts, like I caught you there, you still laugh. I like that because I’m not like that. If you do a joke to me, I get really angry and sad. So when we play pranks to each other, I like the way you take the pranks,” pointed out Carlos Sainz.
Well, that is sheer emotion and brotherhood within the McLaren camp. Earlier McLaren engineers had highlighted that the two keep the ambience light with their jokes and thus get on very well with each other. Well, their walk does surely prove that. Following his teammate, Lando too pointed his best habit of Carlos.
“Well, the best thing about you is just how relaxed you are. Well, you are not always relaxed. A lot of times you focus and concentrate on the job. But I think when we are away from the track and we are not having to focus on the next session or the next race, we enjoy a lot of the time in the paddock,” recalled Lando.
However, their fellowship is not merry all the time. Alike blood brothers, each had a quality that they dislike about each other. They pointed it out and either may disagree at first but finally came to terms. Starting with Lando, he pointed out that Carlos turns out to be a showoff at times.
“I’ll tell you what the worst thing is about you. It’s like when you are quick, you always try to rub it in. So you just don’t realize it. You know in subtle ways. You don’t just show it off in one go. Really little ways where you try to rub it in and like how good I am,” recalled Lando.
Well, that’s healthy criticism from the Brit. However, that should not bother Norris much because Carlos Sainz appreciates him the most in the team. The spaniard is so close to his teammate that he gets annoyed when his teammate behaves out of line. That is pure brotherhood at McLaren.
“Your worst thing is when you get moody. I hate it. The other day when you got in a really bad mood I was like what is this guy doing? This is not the Lando I know,” concluded Sainz.
The Spaniard starts a new journey at Maranello. However, he will look out for his former teammate on the track next season. Lando teams up with Daniel Ricciardo and they hint at having a great bond to each other. However, will it be the same playful stories at McLaren?