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Lando Norris (born 13 November 1999 in Bristol, UK) is a British racing driver, who made his debut for McLaren Racing during the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.[1] A member of the McLaren Young Driver Programme, Norris arrived in F1 after a successful maiden season in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, and would replace Stoffel Vandoorne.[1]

Background

Norris, son of a wealthy businessman, began his racing career in karting at the age of seven, and quickly rose through the ranks to become World Karting Champion in 2013, aged 14. A year later the Brit became the youngest ever CIK-FIA KF World Karting Champion, having moved into the Ginetta Junior Championship in his native Britain. A successful debut year in car racing saw the youngster gain a seat in the MSA Formula Championship with Carlin Motorsport.

Carlin Control

Norris would claim the title in the inaugural MSA Formula season, which also earned him a handful of appearances in continental Formula 4 series. For 2016 Norris made the move to the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, as well as taking up seats in two Formula Renault Championships in Europe. A stunning season saw Norris claim all three Championships, which earned him a few drivers in several Formula Three events, including the Macau Grand Prix.

For 2017 Norris would be signed, with Carlin, to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, one of the most high-profile junior series. His move also included a role in the McLaren Young Driver Programme, with Norris making his test debut in a Formula One car at the 2017 in-season test at the Hungaroring.[2] Yet, that would not prove to be a distraction to the Bristol born racer, for Norris claimed the F3 Europe title with two races to spare.

Formula Foundations

Norris would sign up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship before the end of the 2017 season, taking part in the final two races of the season in Abu Dhabi.[3] This morphed into a full F2 campaign in 2018, with Norris winning the season opening race in Bahrain, launching a season long title fight with George Russell.[4]

Formula One Career

Norris would join the McLaren Young Driver Programme ahead of the 2017 season, before gaining a test/reserve driver contract for the 2018 season.[5] After an impressive maiden F2 campaign, and several free practice run-outs with McLaren, Norris would be signed up by the Woking based team for the 2019 season, partnering Carlos Sainz, Jr.[1]

Formula One Statistical Overview

Formula One Record

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts. WDC Pos. Report
Junior Career
2017–2018 McLaren Young Driver Programme
Senior Career
2018 United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team United Kingdom McLaren-Renault Test Driver
2019 United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 49 11th Report
2020 United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 65* 4th* Report
  • * Season yet to begin.

Career Statistics

Correct as of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Entries 30
Starts 30
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 1
Points 114
Laps Raced 1102
Distance Raced 5657 km (3515 mi)

Career Results

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Pts Pos
2018 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Russia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates
TD TD TD TD TD TD TD
2019 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Russia Flag of Japan Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 49 11th
12th 6th 18th 8th Ret 11th Ret 9th 6th 11th Ret 9th 11th 10th 7th 8th 11th Ret 7th 8th 8th
2020 Flag of Austria Flag of Styria Flag of Hungary Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Spain Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Tuscany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Emilia-Romagna 65 4th
3rd 5th 13th 5th 9th 10th 7th 4th 6th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

See Also

References

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References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'McLaren: British teenager Lando Norris to replace Stoffel Vandoorne', bbc.co.uk/sport, (British Broadcasting Company, 03/09/2018), https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/45397134, (Accessed 03/09/2018)
  2. 'Kubica fourth fastest on return as Vettel sets testing pace', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 02/08/2017), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/8/kubica-fourth-fastest-on-return-as-vettel-sets-testing-pace.html, (Accessed 26/06/2018)
  3. 'LANDO NORRIS TO MAKE F2 DEBUT WITH CAMPOS', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 13/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Lando-Norris-to-make-F2-debut-with-Campos/, (Accessed 26/06/2018)
  4. 'CARLIN SIGN NORRIS AND SETTE CAMARA FOR FIA FORMULA 2', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 26/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/Carlin-sign-Norris-and-Sette-Camara-for-FIA-Formula-2---/, (Accessed 26/06/2018)
  5. "Lando Norris becomes official McLaren test and reserve driver for 2018". McLaren Racing. 6 November 2017. http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/reserve-test-development-drivers/lando-norris-becomes-official-mclaren-test-reserve-driver-2018/. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
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