Lando Norris is a British Formula 1 driver who is currently driving for the Mclaren F1 team alongside Carlos Sainz Jr.
Lando Norris has won the MSA Formula championship in 2015, the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in 2016, and also received the Mclaren Autosport BRDC award in the same year. Subsequently after winning the 2017 Formula 3 European Championship, he became a member of the Mclaren young driver programme, and will drive for Mclaren-Renault in the 2019 Formula One Championship.
Formula 4, Formula 3 and Formula 2
In 2015, Norris won the newly established MSA Formula series with eight wins, ten pole positions and fourteen podiums racing for Carlin Motorsport. He also appeared occasionally in the ADAC Formula 4 and the Italian Formula 4 Championship in the same year with Mucke Motorsport, where he picked up six podiums in the former and a single podium in the latter championship.
For 2016, Norris drove for M2 Competition in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand where he achieved six wins throughout the season, along with winning the New Zealand Grand Prix and the championship on his first attempt. Then, after finishing first in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series, driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, Norris embarked on the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin, finishing 8th on a part-time schedule. He then participated in the final round of the European Formula 3 Championship and the Macau Grand Prix, also with Carlin, finishing in the 11th spot.
Norris raced full-time with Carlin in 2017 European Formula 3 Championship clinching the title in the first of three races at the Hockenheimring finale. He then joined team Campos Racing for the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship, where he finished in the 25th position. He, however, moved back to team Carlin for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship where he finished in the 3rd position with eight podiums in twenty-two races.
After being signed as the junior driver with Mclaren, in February 2017, Norris set the second fastest lap at the Hungaroring on the second day of testing. Then in November 2017, he became the official test and reserve driver for Mclaren for the 2018 F1 season. He then outperformed the best lap time of the other Mclaren car in the Free Practice 1 at the Belgian Grand Prix in August 2018, following which, Norris was announced to drive for Mclaren for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, partnering Carlos Sainz Jr. So the upcoming 2019 Formula 1 season will mark the debut of Norris’s F1 career.