Lando Norris Racing For McLaren in 2019
It’s a busy morning for Formula 1, especially McLaren who recently shared the news that Stoffel Vandoorne will be leaving the team at the end of the season and now, McLaren have announced his replacement as Lando Norris!
The British teenager will race alongside Carlos Sainz in Formula 1 for the 2019 season.
Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren
“We’re very pleased to finally be able to reveal who will complete our driver line-up at McLaren for 2019. We believe that Lando is an exciting talent and we’ve deliberately kept this within the McLaren fold for that exact reason.”
“We already know that he is fat, he learns quickly and he has a mature head on his young shoulders. We see much potential for our future and this investment we have made into his budding career with simulator development and seat-tome had been well-deserved.”
“In Lando and Carlos, we have an impressive duo who despite their relative youth hold valuable experience in Formula 1 and with McLaren, they represent the next generation of drivers to lead the team forward. While short-term forces is fixed on securing the best possible results for the remained of 2018, we’re also massively motivated by the opportunities ahead.”
“To be announced as a race-driver at McLaren is a dream come true. Although I’ve been a part of the team for a while, now this is a truly special moment and one only I could hope would become a reality.”
“I’d like to thank the whole team for this amazing opportunity and for believing in me. I’m grateful for the commitment McLaren has shown already in my development, allowing me to build my experience in Formula 1, both in testing and on Fridays during the past two race weekends.”
“For the remainder of 2018, my focus remains on my Formula 2 championship and my objective is to win the title before joining McLaren full-time which will be tough but I will fight as hard as I can for the remaining four races.”
“I’ll also be working with McLaren at every opportunity to learn as much as possible from the drivers, the engineers and mechanics to give myself the best preparation for next year.”