“There’s Probably No One I Want to Beat More Than…” – Lando Norris on Ferrari F1 Rival

Published 06/30/2021, 7:31 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Mark Sutton


McLaren driver Lando Norris is easily the most in-form driver in F1 right now. He is currently sitting fourth in the driver’s championship with 86 points. He is also the only driver on the grid to finish in the points at every race this season.

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However, the Briton doesn’t feel he has achieved everything he wants to; Norris would like to beat his former teammate Carlos Sainz.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021, McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrates finishing in third place Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Carlos Sainz drove for McLaren for two seasons, from 2019 to 2020. Along with Norris, he was able to guide the Woking outfit to 3rd in the constructor’s championship last year.

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While they maintained (and still do) quite a healthy relationship, a bromance, rather, the Spanish driver was able to get better of Norris in their inter-team rivalry. However, the Brit is determined to get one over his mate this time around.

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We get along and we have done since we were teammates back in ’19: Norris

According to Racer, Norris stated that while the two are still good friends, Carlos is the driver he wants to beat on track. In fact, he wants to leave the Spaniard behind in golf as well!

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium with second-placed Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. and third-placed McLaren’s Lando Norris Pool via REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

We are still good mates, still chat every now and then and make jokes to each other and things like that. We get along and we have done since we were teammates back in ’19.

“Of course, when we are on track there’s probably no one then I want to beat more than Carlos. And probably him for me,” said Norris.

Lando also mentioned that he and McLaren would both like to win against Ferrari and Sainz. “He wants to beat McLaren as well, and we want to beat Ferrari just as much. It is part of the challenge but I still have respect for all the drivers.

“And I still have some mates from the drivers that are raced against, and he is one of them so we might go play some golf (between races).” said Norris.

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Can Lando Norris sneak into the Top 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix?

McLaren have been in a battle for third in the constructor’s title with Ferrari this season. Having put in consistent performances throughout the season Norris would ideally like to get another podium this season to further get away from Ferrari and Sainz in the championship.

Styrian Grand Prix was a strong race for the young Brit as he qualified third and finished fifth in the race. Having gotten a lay of the land, as he now heads to the Austrian Grand Prix at the same track this weekend, he would like to break into the top five again this season.

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Do you think Norris will we be able to secure a podium finish in the Styrian mountains? Comment below to let us know.

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