McLaren's 2019 F1 season was successful. For the first time in years, the Woking-based team made significant improvements in more or less every...
Lando Norris is a Formula 1 driver for the McLaren F1 team. Norris is making his F1 debut in 2019 having previously come second in F2 in 2018. The Brit was born in Bristol and is the son of Adam Norris one of Britain’s richest people. He studied at Millfield school before moving to Glastonbury in the UK to help him pursue his motorsport dreams.
He signed for McLaren in 2018 and it was confirmed he’d partner Carlos Sainz Jr in 2019, later that year. Having had plenty of success at Carlin in the lower divisions, Norris is expected to be one of the hottest prospects for years to come.
Karting and early career
Lando Norris had been an avid motorsport fan from a young age and originally had aims of heading towards motorcycles. However, a trip to his local track to watch the Super 1 National Kart Championships turned his head and he went on to start racing at the age of seven.
His talent was clear from the start as he claimed pole on his first ever national event and then winning the 2013 World Karting Championships in Bahrain. He also won the WSK Euro Series and the CIK-FIA European title in the same year. 12 months later he secured the CIK-FIA KF World Championship, making him the youngest ever karting world champion.
Norris went onto compete in the Ginetta Junior Championship, a support series for the BTCC. He finished third overall but took the Rookie Cup in his first year out of karts. The big change came when he secured a contract with Carlin Motorsport in 2015 and he won the MSA Formula series including eight race victories and 14 podiums. More victories followed and he won the Toyota Racing Series at the first attempt as well as the 2017 European Formula 3.
Lando Norris started the 2018 Formula 2 season in spectacular fashion claiming victory from pole on his debut and he maintained a steady level throughout the early stages finishing third in Spain and Monaco. The Bristolian didn’t claim another victory after winning the opening race but his consistency throughout the season kept him in contention in a close fought battle between himself, George Russell and Alexander Albon. Eventually it was Russell who came out on top but Norris finished second with 219 points. Was his impressive form enough for the big time?
Signing with McLaren
In February 2017 Norris signed with McLaren as one of their junior drivers and he was quickly thrusted into the action when he participated in mid season testing. Following a successful test at the Hungaroring, where he set the second fastest lap, he became the official McLaren test driver for the 2018 season. He went on to outperform Stoffel Vandoorne in FP1 at the Belgian Grand Prix. Following a tough season for McLaren, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, their two drivers for the 2018 season, left the set up. Carlos Sainz Jr was signed to replace the departing Alonso and following an impressive Formula 2 season, where he came second, Norris stepped up to complete their lineup for 2019.
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