Norris, on the other hand, once again proved why he is one of the most sought-after talents on the grid, claiming seven podiums and finishing in sixth in the drivers' championship, 108 points ahead of Piastri.
“The relationship between Lando and Oscar is a point of strength of our team,” Stella told Autosport.
“I have to say that being Lando’s team-mate is enjoyable, because we have seen this kind of relationship already with Carlos [Sainz], with Daniel. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge how much Lando creates the condition for establishing a fruitful kind of relationship that supports the team, supports the growth of both drivers.
"And then we’ve got Oscar. He came with a similar characteristic. With the natural process of knowing each other gradually, we can see that now this has created a very functional collaboration between the two drivers.
“I always acknowledged last year that also how much the two have, to some extent, complimented the characteristics from a driving and technical point of view,” he continued.
“Which means that already from FP1, looking at each other’s overlays, they could think ‘I could do better here because I know here Oscar can still be good’, and Oscar may say the opposite in looking at Lando’s data. I think this contributed to picking up over the weekends.
“We really look forward to taking one more step even in the relation to the way that the drivers collaborate with each other, and the way the drivers collaborate with their teams.”
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