Seidl Settles the Debate on Which McLaren F1 Driver Grumbles the Most – Norris or Ricciardo

Published 08/18/2021, 5:00 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 12: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and McLaren F1 and Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 look on from the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images)


McLaren is back with their sought-after driver videos, recently uploading the ‘Mr. & Mrs. Challenge’. Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris pointed fingers over questions like who has the better music taste or who is more likely to get arrested. Andreas Seidl could answer frankly the question to which both drivers had no answer; “Who complains more over the radio?”

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Daniel laughed and put up Norris’ face, while Norris was in disbelief. Lando asked, “Is that true? Andreas?” The team principal pointed at Norris, who was stunned at the answer.

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Ricciardo rubs salt on Norris’ wound as he wrapped up the question, saying, “I never complain, I just get along with it.”

Evidence against Norris

The answer Siedl gave wasn’t wrong. Lando is quick to say his piece on the airwaves. More recently, the Brit complained about the car that took him to the podium at Monaco. “I’ve been struggling, man. The car is awful.” 

Norris also had a lot to say at the French GP, but this time about his teammate. While it was a strong race for Daniel Ricciardo, Norris wasn’t too happy with the Aussie’s defense. Having gone a bit off the track, Norris’ radio sounded like, ‘He’s pushing me wide, not giving me enough space.’ The race went well in the end, with both drivers bringing in points for the team in fifth and sixth.

Even Race Director Michael Masi put aside Lando’s radio rants after they penalized him in Azerbaijan. Norris was given a grid penalty and three penalty points on his super license. Norris thought he did nothing wrong. Consequentially, he ranted about it on his radio. Turns out, Norris can be quite the grouch on the team radio.

McLaren fans and fan following

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Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris are very secure with their fan following. On answering the question: “Who’ll feature more on F1: Drive to Survive?” Ricciardo states, “I feel we’re both show favorites.” Lando agrees to say that this year, they have been the favorites.

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The Netflix show has definitely brought a large influx of fans into the sport, but more importantly, the drivers. Additionally, McLaren’s digital content, through such videos and the Unboxed videos, gives the Papaya fans a window into the lives of their favorite drivers. Hence, it’s no doubt that with the current line-up and their individual fan following, McLaren has been one of the fan favorites this season.

Watch this story: Toto Wolff Swears, Valtteri Bottas Bares: Funniest Moments From Drive to Survive

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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