Biography of Lando Norris
British F1 driver Lando Norris is one of the brightest young stars on the grid in 2022.
ace has a long-term deal in his back pocket and seemingly a massive future in the sport.
Born on November 13, 1999 in Bristol, Lando is still just 22 years of age and looks all over a future world champion.
Norris, who stands 5ft 7ins tall (1.70m)
, now lives in the princely surroundings of Monaco like many other F1 drivers.
Lando Norris' McLaren F1 Career
Lando Norris entered Formula 1 at the age of 17 as a McLaren junior driver, completing a mid-season test with the team in Hungary in 2017 and impressing by setting the second-fastest lap.
For 2018, Norris became the official test and reserve driver for the team, learning from full-time drivers Fernando Alonso
and Stoffel Vandoorne. He got his first taste of a grand prix weekend when participating in Belgian Grand Prix practice one, where Vandoorne could not match his pace.
With Alonso leaving the sport at the end of the season, Norris was announced as a full-time F1 driver after finishing second in the Formula 2 championship. Norris would be partnered by Carlos Sainz
with the duo forging the infamous 'Carlando bromance'.
Norris impressed on his first qualifying outing, reaching Q3 in Australia to start his debut race from eighth. The McLaren dropped to 12th on the Sunday, but the signs were promising. At Bahrain, Norris' first points finish was to come with a sixth-place finish with 10 further top 10's to follow - including three in a row to close out the season.
The British driver would finish the season in 11th in the standings, with his true performance overshadowed by a spate of retirements caused by unreliability and accidents. The most notable was when he was running in fifth before a power unit failure on the final lap dropped him out of the points.
Whilst his points situation was far weaker than team-mate Sainz, Norris out-qualified the Spaniard 11-10 across his rookie year.
2020 proved a challenging follow-up season for Norris as his momentum was hampered by the postponement of the first portion of the season due to Covid-19.
At the rearranged season-opener in Austria, Norris was sublime, fighting his way through the top 10 in the latter stages in the race to claim fourth position. However, Lewis Hamilton was handed a five-second penalty for causing a collision with Alex Albon and with Norris just over five seconds behind the Mercedes he had no other option than to push.
The fastest lap of the race on the final lap was enough to earn Norris his first-ever F1 podium finish, becoming the third-youngest driver to do so in the sport.
A further 12 points finishes, including two fourth-places, were enough for Norris to finish ninth in the standings, but importantly his partnership with Sainz earned McLaren third in the constructors' table - the best result for the team since 2012.
In 2021, Norris took his driving to the next level, spending the first half of the year in the top three of the drivers' standings.
The Briton would ultimately slide back behind to sixth after a tail-off towards the end of the season, but his performances were enough to cement his status as a future champion.
His first victory slipped away as rain fell late in Russia, but his pole position there will fill Norris with confidence ahead of 2022.
Net worth Lando Norris
Lando Norris Net Worth
As one of the younger, more inexperienced drivers on the grid, Norris would normally be expected to have one of the lower salaries on the grid. Not any more though.
Lando is racing quickly through the ranks of F1's richest contracts now with two new deals in the last 18 months.
First he signed a multi-year agreement in 2021 through to the end of 2023, with a value believed to be around £6million per year.
Then in early 2022 McLaren and Norris really committed to each other in a big way, inking a long-term deal through to the end of 2025 with no release clauses.
While the contractual terms are not public, reports have put the value of the new contract at around £10million annually ($12million)
Norris made his first appearance on the Sunday Times Young Rich List in 2022
, with an estimated net worth of £10million ($12million).
Lando Norris Girlfriend
Lando Norris caused a social media explosion in early 2022 when he confirmed he was dating Portuguese model Luisinha Oliveira. She remains his girlfriend today
While that moment was one of great joy for Lando and Luisinha, the spotlight also has some unwanted spinoffs.
The British driver revealed in the summer of 2022 that the pair both regularly receive death threats and online hate. Just horrible.
Lando Norris Parents & Family
Professional success clearly runs in the Norris family - Lando's dad Adam is a 'serial entrepreneur' who reportedly built a huge fortune via a career in pensions advice. He became managing director of Pensions Direct at the age of just 33.
Lando's mum Cisca (née Wauman) hails initially from Belgium and Lando holds both British and Belgian citizenship.
The McLaren star has two younger sisters - Flo and Cisca - and one older brother Oliver.
Lando Norris Social Media
Norris is one of the more prominent social media users in the paddock. As well as being a regular on Instagram and Twitter to keep his fans up to date on the ins and outs of his race weekend and personal life, Norris also live-streams video reactions and gaming sessions on the Twitch platform.
His exploits with Albon
, Charles Leclerc
and George Russell
earned the nickname 'The Twitch Quartet'.
Lando Norris Helmets
Norris has a reputation for using special edition helmets depending on where each race is held. Famously, he used a pizza-inspired lid at the Italian Grand Prix.
Whilst specific design details and colours do change, there is a consistency to the base design of the helmet, with his signature LN logo the main driving force for the design.
The standard colours consist of a vibrant, luminous yellow paired with a deep dark blue.
Lando Norris Merch
F1 is attracting a new generation of younger fans to the sport right now - largely thanks to Netflix and 'Driver to Survive'.
Norris is absolutely at the forefront of this new popularity for the sport, and his gaming exploits obviously help too.
Lando merchandise is also a big thing, with the driver and McLaren embracing bright colours and cool looks to make F1 apparel a big deal on the street.