Lando Norris has admitted that he enjoys seeing fans and journalists discussing 'conspiracies' about his Formula 1 future.
The Brit recently signed a new contract with McLaren, but did admit that he had preliminary talks with other teams.
With Norris and Oscar Piastri now tied down for multiple years, the team has a solid base to work with moving forwards.
Having poached engineering talent from Red Bull, the team could be in the best position of anyone to challenge the reigning champions in 2024.
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Norris: I’ve picked McLaren
Speaking to the Formula 1 website about the deal, Norris joked that he enjoyed seeing the rumours online, and that it was important to show his trust in McLaren.
“I think from my side, to get everyone here at McLaren just that bit more, you know, confident within me, and [it] shows my confidence in the whole team,” he said “I think that’s really the most important thing I’m happiest about with getting the contract out.
“They’re even more assured that I’m committed to the team and staying, and that I’ve picked McLaren over Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, whatever team it could have been. They now have that reassurance that I’ve picked McLaren over all of them.
“I think it’s more for them than it is for myself and all these things, but I do enjoy seeing the rumours and the conspiracies every now and then – so, yeah, I think that’s the main reason for it.”
Yet to secure his first win in Formula 1, there’s a possibility that Norris could be in with his best shot at glory to date in 2024 as he continues to show faith in the Woking based outfit.
The internal restructuring which occurred last winter appears to have injected new life into the team and helped to propel them in a more promising direction for the future.
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