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Biography of Lando Norris
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 is expected to have one of the lower salaries on the grid. Whilst driver contracts are not public knowledge, Norris' salary pre-2021 was believed to be under £5 million, although personal partners can help boost a driver's net worth.
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' Helmet
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.