Andreas Seidl: It was a "straightforward decision" to stick with Lando Norris

09-07-2019 18:36
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Andreas Seidl: It was a straightforward decision to stick with Lando Norris

McLaren has named their 2020 driver line up and Lando Norris has impressed the team enough to stay on for another year. It is thought that a number of teams approached the British driver but Norris is staying put at the team who gave him his shot at Formula 1. The 19-year-old has had an incredible debut and looks likely to continue to impress the more experience he gains. 

"I didn't expect anything going into F1," Norris said to BBC Sport. "I didn't want to set targets or positions or anything. I just wanted to see how it goes and see what I can do. But I definitely didn't expect to be qualifying P6, P5 sometimes, finishing P6."

Norris looks like a very balanced and controlled driver with the skill set to potentially win a World Title at some point. He will hope McLaren continue to improve and give him a car capable of this in seasons to come. 

His team boss Andreas Seidl has been impressed with what he has done so far. 

"What he has shown from the first race onwards in qualifying and the races plus all the work he is doing outside the car is impressive for an F1 rookie and it was quite a straightforward decision.

"We want to develop together. They are two top drivers in the future and hopefully, we can make the same progress on the team side giving them the right machine to execute out there on the race track."

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