At just 24 years old, Norris has demonstrated exceptional skill behind the wheel of his McLaren, culminating in a breakthrough year where he secured seven podium finishes - double his career tally until that point.
And Albers is optimistic about Norris's trajectory, suggesting he could mirror the successes of F1 giants Hamilton and Verstappen.
Albers: 'Norris showed who is boss'
“Lando Norris is someone who could eventually grow to the level of Verstappen and Hamilton,” Albers wrote in his De Telegraaf column.
“He was put under pressure a few times by rookie Oscar Piastri, especially in qualifying, but Norris showed who is boss after that. He was really much faster than Piastri on Sundays.”
Piastri earned praise from Albers, who is "curious" about the young driver's potential as he embarks on his second season in the sport.
“I am curious to see how he will present himself in his second year in Formula 1. A debut season like that is always different. You are under less pressure then.
“You also saw that with George Russell alongside Hamilton, because Russell was generally the weaker in the races in his second Mercedes year anyway.”
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