‘We Can Lead the Way’ – Lando Norris Confident of Following in Lewis Hamilton’s Footsteps




Britain has an illustrious history of Formula 1 drivers and has produced several champions. Sir Jackie Stewart, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Jenson Button, and of course, Lewis Hamilton, to name a few.

2020 proved to be a good year for British drivers in F1. While Lando Norris helped McLaren finish in P3 of the constructors’ championship, Lewis Hamilton won his seventh world title. George Russell also proved to be one of the most impressive drivers of 2020.

Lewis Hamilton has dominated Formula 1 during the hybrid era; he will leave the sport as the most successful driver in the sport’s history.

After Lewis, Lando Norris is confident that he and his fellow Briton driver Russell can keep the legacy of successful British drivers in Formula 1 alive.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2020 McLaren’s Lando Norris during practice Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

“I don’t often believe in myself but I want to believe that in the future years we can lead the way in some ways, not just within Formula 1 but for the UK, for our country. Lewis has set a great example for that. I think there’s a lot of things we need to follow that he’s set a very good example of.

“We’ll see. It’s a big burden. He’s a very good figure and a great person. Lewis is a great guy for both myself and George to look up to,” he further added.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu

Carlos Sainz will drive for Ferrari next year. Therefore, Daniel Ricciardo will join Lando Norris next year at McLaren. The young Briton gave his opinion on their future partnership.

He said, “We talk sometimes, probably not as much as people think. We talk sometimes, probably not as much as people think. We are good mates. We’ve had some good laughs in press conferences and interviews. I’m sure next year and in the future we will have some good times together.”

Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo could very well be the most entertaining pair of all time. The Australian is also a proven race winner and comes to the team with valuable experience. Hopefully, this new partnership will have both McLaren and Ricciardo continuously standing on the podium next season.