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Norris takes on the role of team leader at McLaren: 'Giving everyone that feeling'

Norris takes on the role of team leader at McLaren: 'Giving everyone that feeling'

03-10-2021 12:00 Last update: 14:16


McLaren are having a very strong season and for the first time since 2012 they won a race, and for the first time this season a team achieved a 1-2 result and that honour went to the British team. Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris are working very well together and they make sure that there is a good feeling in the factory in Woking.

"We want to make everyone feel like they're part of the team. Not just that they work for someone, but that they really belong. They are also passionate about the sport and want to be part of the adventure," Norris acknowledged in conversation with Motorsport-Total. The young Brit entered McLaren as a junior driver and will continue to drive the orange car for the next few years.

Norris sets himself up as team leader

So he has witnessed McLaren's moves from very close quarters. Norris has experienced three different engines in the McLaren car, first with Honda, then with Renault. Now they drive with Mercedes engines and they've managed to score podiums quite often. Norris himself thinks that the results achieved are partly due to the strong team spirit that he and Ricciardo provide.

"They are there for us and we are there for the team. They want to do everything to help us and we want the same for the team. That's why we want to get results together and I think that makes it a lot easier," Norris concluded.