Lando Norris reveals what racing wheel-to-wheel with World Champions was like

01-07-2019 17:10
by Louis Shaw
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Lando Norris reveals what racing wheel-to-wheel with World Champions was like

Lando Norris is in his debut season of Formula 1. It is easy to forget this sometimes, especially when he drives like he did at the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend. Having qualified fifth, the Brit battled alongside Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen in the opening lap of the race and finished in an impressive 6th place.   

Norris has really impressed Formula 1 fans this season and even impressed himself with the events of the first lap. 

"The first lap was the best bit, I think!" Norris said to Autosport. "We've been good on starts as a team, I've just done a couple of mistakes in the past couple of races but in Paul Ricard I did a decent job, not quite good enough, but this weekend I got a good start.

"I got around Turn 1 thinking 'do I run off, do I not', but yeah I had faith in Lewis that he wouldn't do anything silly.

"The situation he's in I can take more risk than he can. So had a go around the outside of him heading into Turn 1, which still wasn't easy."

It was great to see the two British racers wheel to wheel and it will be interesting to see how much of Hamilton's career Norris can replicate in his own career. 

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