Briton Lando Norris signs new multi-year contract with McLaren

The team Mclaren Formula 1 announced on Wednesday the renewal of the British Lando norris, “with a multi-year contract”, which guarantees his continuity in the team in 2022 and in subsequent years.

Through a statement, Mclaren He stressed that the agreement will extend “for several years”, which confirms his confidence in the young driver, 21, who has been part of the team since the beginning of 2017.

Since his Formula 1 racing debut at the Australian Grand Prix in 2019, Lando has become one of the sport’s most talented and popular drivers, impressing with performances that resulted in two podium finishes at the Austrian Grand Prix. in 2020 and more recently at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix earlier this season, “he recalled Mclaren.

With the renewal of Lando norris, Mclaren will be able to keep in 2022 his titular pair of pilots, that completes the Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

“I am delighted with the extension of our agreement with Lando to 2022 and beyond. We are proud of the growth he has shown since starting with us in 2017. Lando is one of the brightest talents on the Formula 1 grid and we look forward to seeing him continue. improving, both on and off the track, “said the CEO of McLaren Racing, Zak Brown.

The director of the Formula 1 team, Andreas Seidl, also praised the young British pilot.

“He has impressed us since his debut with his performances. His evolution as a driver since then has been evident. He is an integral part of our plan … and he has shown that he is a formidable competitor on the track. Like him, we have high ambitions for our future and I am pleased that we continue this journey. At Lando and Daniel we have a tremendously talented and exciting lineup of drivers, and this announcement is a strong sign of commitment to the next chapter of McLaren starting in 2022, “he added.

For its part, Lando norris He was “very happy” to renew his relationship with Mclaren.

“Having been with the team for almost five years, I feel like part of the family and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. McLaren has been very supportive since my junior class days and I’ve really enjoyed learning and developing since then. as a pilot, “he said.

Norris He noted that his goal is to win races and become “Formula 1 world champion” with his current team.

“Since we joined in 2017, our progression has been steady and together we have clear ambitions for the future. I want to thank Zak and Andreas for the trust they have shown in me from the beginning, and the entire team for providing me with such a strong environment for continue my career. We have already had some incredible moments together and, together with Daniel and the rest of the team, I am looking forward to further driving McLaren’s success in the years to come. “