BEYOND THE GRID: Lando Norris on driving McLaren’s revival and the responsibility of being the team’s senior driver
Lando Norris has had one of his most challenging Formula 1 seasons in 2023, but his impressive P4 at the Austrian Grand Prix could be a sign of better things to come. In this latest episode of Beyond The Grid – presented by Salesforce – the McLaren man speaks candidly to host Tom Clarkson and it’s clear to see how committed he is to the cause.
Throughout 2023, McLaren have simply not had the race pace to challenge their rivals for podiums. While that has understandably been difficult for Norris and the team, there is no doubting how much dedication there is from the British driver to win with McLaren in the future.
His exploits in Austria point to some vital progress in that regard, but there’s also a great deal of responsibility on his shoulders as the senior driver in the team alongside rookie Oscar Piastri.
Throughout this episode, Norris talks about that extra pressure and responsibility within the team and how the fans make a huge difference to his performance at the British Grand Prix.
He also discusses coping with the fame that comes with being a Formula 1 driver, and how he deals with criticism. He even considers what kind of dad he hopes to be one day in the future.
Norris also goes on to talk about his new team mate Piastri and how compares to his predecessor, and compatriot, Daniel Ricciardo as McLaren continue to strive for improvements going forward.
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