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’It’s all extra excitement’ – Norris opens up on racing in front of his home crowd at ‘mega, magical’ Silverstone

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Matt Youson
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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Lando Norris of McLaren and Great Britain waves to the crowd during

This is a big weekend for Lando Norris. A home Grand Prix, of course, is always a big weekend for any Formula 1 driver, but these are interesting times at McLaren.

The 14-time British Grand Prix winners came into the season down-playing expectations: the MCL60, they said, wasn’t ready; late revisions to the 2023 technical regulations had thrown off their development. The car at launch wasn’t quite where they wanted it to be, but they’d get there with a significant upgrade package.

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