Norris thinks it happened before: 'They just didn't say anything about it'

18-10-2021 12:02 | Updated: 18-10-2021 15:54
by GPblog.com
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Norris thinks it happened before: 'They just didn't say anything about it'

Lando Norris recently stated in an interview with ITV's This Morning that he dealt with mental health issues early in his career which often left him depressed. Despite probably not being the only driver to have dealt with mental health issues, the McLaren driver does think he can be more open about these things because the mindset in the sport used to be different.

The Brit is doing very well at McLaren this season. He is currently fourth in the championship and, together with Daniel Ricciardo, has ensured that the British racing team is still third in the constructors' championship. Still, he hasn't always had it easy at the start of his career, but he's sure he's not the only one.

"I'm sure there's plenty of drivers in the past which felt the same way, or athletes in the past, which felt the same way, I don't know if it's we're more open nowadays, or if we're more willing to say what we're feeling, some of the younger drivers now? till it's not everyone. It's not like every young driver says what they feel. It's just been a few more recently or more athletes now, which have said it," explains the Brit at Motorsport.com.

Important to stay honest

Norris admits that it is important for drivers to be and stay honest and talk about the problems they experience so that more people become aware of them. "But I think the more people that say it, the more people realise the consequences, and actions from other people."

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