Lando Norris

Lando Norris F1 Driver Profile
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Lando Norris Profile

Lando Norris is a British racing driver born in Bristol on 13 November 1999.

As a member of the McLaren junior programme, Norris made his F1 debut in 2019 when he earned a promotion from F2 to partner Carlos Sainz in the team's all-new driver line-up for 2019.

Norris would enjoy a fine debut campaign, scoring 49 points to finish P11 in the Drivers' Championship, and with a little more luck his total could have been far higher.

Sainz and Norris struck up a fantastic relationship in 2019, and despite some talk that they are a little too jovial, the pair insist that McLaren's P4 finish in the 2019 Constructors' Championship wouldn't have been possible without it.

Norris has said though that he wants to tap in to a more serious side of his personality, a side, let's be honest, that few of us want him to find.

Norris was privately educated at Millfield School in Street, Somerset, leaving school before taking his GCSEs. During that time he studied physics and mathematics with a full-time personal tutor.

His family later also moved to Glastonbury to allow him to become a day boarder, giving him an opportunity to pursue his racing career.

Norris' mother is from Belgium, and so he holds both British and Belgian citizenship.

Lando Norris Career

Norris served as McLaren's test and reserve driver for 2018, juggling that with his F2 commitments.

But on 3 September 2018, it was announced that Norris would form part of McLaren's new driver line-up for the 2019 season, partnering Spaniard Carlos Sainz who would make the move from Renault.

Norris qualified P8 in his debut race but was unable to score points, crossing the line P12. It only took until the next round though for Norris to show the true pace he possessed, finishing P6 in Bahrain.

While team-mate Sainz had suffered the majority of the bad luck early in the season, soon that burden relocated to Norris' side of the garage.

First-lap contact caused damage that would later force him to retire from the Chinese Grand Prix, while two races later a collision with Lance Stroll ended his race in Spain.

Norris would respond with P8 in Azerbaijan, but his luck was out again at the next race in Canada where a suspension failure cost him what could have been a solid points haul.

He was then on course for P7 in France before hydraulic problems bumped him down to P10, later P9 thanks to Daniel Ricciardo's penalty, before he equalled his career-best finish with P6 in Austria.

The German GP presented a fantastic opportunity to drivers like Norris in the midfield to score a shock result.

With the weather making it an absolute lottery, Norris didn't have it any easier after starting from the back of the grid due to an engine penalty.

Engine problems would later force him to retire from the race, and it was understandable why he thought it was a big chance lost.

After all, Daniil Kvyat put his Toro Rosso on the podium.

But if that was harsh then Belgium was brutal. Norris had driven a marvellous race and was deservedly on his way to a P5 finish, a result that would have been a new career-high.

That was until a power failure on the last lap, and just to make things even worse he was ultimately classified P11, the first of the non-points positions.

Italy, Singapore and Russia all yielded points for Norris and come Japan he was once again in that P5 spot.

It soon abandoned him once more though after Alex Albon steamed into his MCL34, leaving Norris with floor damage as he recovered to P11 only.

The Briton was running in P7 in Mexico before a botched pit stop wrecked his race, but Norris was able to escape the bad luck to record three more points finishes in USA, Brazil and Abu Dhabi to end the season.

Norris would finish the season with 49 points, putting him P11 in the Drivers' Championship, while his future with the team was also secure after signing a new deal in July for 2020 and beyond.

Norris also won the qualifying battle 11-10 against Sainz for the 2019 campaign.

 

Lando Norris Before F1

Lando Norris began his racing career at the age of seven and wasted no time in racking up the trophies. He won the World Karting Championships, the WSK Euro Series, the CIK-FIA European and CIK-FIA Supercup titles, all in 2013. The CIK-FIA KF World Championship soon followed.

2014 saw Norris change tact to the Ginetta Junior Championship, where he finished third overall. But then he added another title to his collection in 2015, winning the MSA Formula Championship with Carlin Racing.

2016 was another glittering year for the British driver as he won the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series and the Toyota Racing series. He also continued his association with Carlin, this time in Formula 3.

A first full Formula 3 campaign in 2017 with Carlin resulted in yet another champions' trophy, capping off a fine year as he was also officially unveiled as a McLaren development driver.

Norris finished runner-up in a very strong Formula 2 field in 2018, impressing his employers more than enough to give him a Formula 1 seat at McLaren ahead of the 2019 campaign.

Lando Norris Net Worth

With Lando Norris still a relative newcomer to Formula 1, it is thought that he is ranked amongst some of the lowest-paid drivers on the grid.

Norris has an estimated annual salary of £200k a year but does have personal sponsorships with digital, social and content agency wearegrip, strength and conditioning organisation PAP, ADD management and Bell Helmets.

Lando Norris Family

When it comes to Lando Norris' family, it is his father, Adam, who draws the most press attention.

Adam Norris has an estimated personal fortune of £200m which ranks him as the 501st richest person in the UK according to multiple tabloids.

Lando's father made his fortune building up one of the most successful pensions advice organisations in the business and was able to retire at the age of 36.

He now focuses on his Horatio Investments company which invest millions into start-up companies.

Lando's mother was born in Belgium, meaning Lando has dual British/Belgium citizenship and is apparently fluent in Dutch.

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