I'll be honest, I had heard his name before Mclaren announced that he would be driving for them in the 2019 F1 season. But other than that I didn't really know much about the British driver, had not watched much F2, but this season I have watched more races!
This next paragraph will make many of our readers feel old.... (including myself)
Born 13th November 1999 which means the young man is 19 years of age, he is part of the next generation of F1 drivers who are making waves as the older drivers such as Hamilton start to have thoughts about what comes after F1.
If you follow Norris on any social media platforms, he is a lover of humour and will often post memes. After the strange Q3 qualifying session at Monza, he proceeded to post the following:
He also has a vlog on Youtube, to which he hadn't posted on for a while, that is until recently. His latest video is an entertaining one, he went to watch the MotoGP at Silverstone and got to meet his hero Valentino Rossi and after the race went to buy some Rossi merchandise which was hilarious. Since then Rossi sent Lando some gear, which he has been seen wearing around the F1 paddock.
Many of you will know that Lando has his own Twitch channel, on that he streams his on-line races and will often be joined by Max Verstappen. I watched a highlights reel that a fan had put together, which contained a clip of him playing this song to Max.
Think it's fair to say that Lando has a distinctive laugh, you'll remember he recently lost the plot during a recent press conference which involved a certain Daniel Riccidardo which you can view below.
See here for examples:
He has impressed me on track, showing he has some race craft and McLaren have awarded his performances with another year at the team. After the qualifying at Monza he talked about meeting objectives that were set, he seemed really chuffed with himself and that made me happy seeing how pleased he was.
Seems to be someone that is enjoying himself, a little Riccidaro like. Lando often talks about Sim Racing which means he is introducing it to a mainstream audience, which can only be good for the hobby that we know and love.
It's hard to put into words how I feel about the young man, it's so refreshing to see someone so passionate and isn't afraid to put himself out there like he does. It's clear that he and Carlos have the utmost respect for each other and I hope that continues, part of me wonders if they were challenging Mercedes would the relationship be the same? I like to think it would be.
McLaren have their own Youtube channel where they upload videos of Carlos and Lando playing old school games against each other, entertaining stuff and again demonstrates their great qualities as team mates.
Lando Norris is a respectful young man who is doing something that he loves, I for one hope he is round for years to come. Thank you Lando for being you, you are one of the reasons I look forward to watching an F1 race.
Click below to see the incident I refer too where Lando is hit in the crown jewels.
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