Lando Norris admits that he "fears death" when driving in F1

22-05-2019 13:01
by Louis Shaw
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Lando Norris admits that he fears death when driving in F1

Lando Norris has admitted that he "fears death" every time he drives a Formula 1 car. The McLaren driver is different from other F1 drivers who would never say that they were scared but the Brit believes that being on the edge is what makes him drive fast. Motoracing is a dangerous sport and Norris will hope that he feels more comfortable the more he drives. 

“Some drivers say there’s no fear,” the McLaren rookie told Reuters. “For me there is fear. I fear death. I fear injury. I fear big crashes. I do fear all that stuff. Maybe I’m more human than some of the other drivers. But it’s just a fear. It’s not like I don’t want to go out and drive.

“I can manage it well but if you go to Monaco or something, fear can kick in a much bigger way. There’s no room for error. If you crash, generally it’s quite a big crash. Those two things you never get in the simulator; G-force and fear.

“You don’t care if you crash or hit the barrier, there’s no consequence for it.”

Norris is still a young driver but has impressed massively in his debut F1 season. 

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