Lando Norris may not be named after Star Wars rebel Lando Calrissian - his Mum just liked the moniker - but he has flair and fighting spirit in bountiful supply.
McLaren had the British teenager on their books for two years before fast-tracking him into F1’s galaxy of stars in 2019. Norris is an exciting talent, proving to be a firecracker in his junior career with a penchant for pole positions and wheel-to-wheel tussles.
Championships and titles have come easily and often with accolades attached, including becoming the youngest winner of the competitive Formula 3 European series at age 17. An outing in the Daytona 24 Hours saw him turn on the pace in changeable conditions and impress his illustrious team mate Fernando Alonso.
Away from the track, Norris brims with a modest charm and an artistic side sees him design and paint his own race gear as a hobby. The focus for the future is allying artistry and ambition on track as McLaren rely on the promise of youth to take them back to the top.
Norris hopes the downforce will be with him…