"I did an interview the other day, and I just said a big thanks to him," Norris told the media when asked about Stella's debut season at the helm.
"Everything isn't just on him. You've got to thank a lot of other people in the team because they're the ones who have done a lot of the work.
"Andrea is just the director of it all. He's the producer of the set, and everyone else is the cast.
"I'm very, very happy with having him where he is. It settles a lot for the team, I guess on the weekend in terms of racing and qualifying and all of that, but I couldn't ask for a better team principal. So, yeah, grateful."
McLaren's upturn in form in the second half of the season saw Norris and team-mate Oscar Piastri grab nine top-three finishes between them, with the Australian securing his first win in F1 in the sprint race in Qatar.
The team were able to overturn what was at one point a 137-point deficit to secure fourth from Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship.
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