Lando Norris

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Lando Norris
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1999-11-13) 13 November 1999 (age 18)
Bristol, United Kingdom
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season 2018
Current team Carlin
Car no. 19
Starts 24
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Previous series
2017
2016
2016
2016
2016
2015
2015
2015
2015
2014
FIA F3 European Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship
Toyota Racing Series
MSA Formula
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy
Italian Formula 4 Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2017
2016
2016
2016
2015
FIA F3 European Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Toyota Racing Series
MSA Formula
Awards
2017
2016
2016
Autosport National Driver of the Year
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
Autosport British Club Driver of the Year

Lando Norris (born 13 November 1999) is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula 2, for Carlin Motorsport. He won the MSA Formula championship in 2015, and the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in 2016. He also received the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award that year. He subsequently won the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He is a member of the McLaren young driver programme, and will drive for McLaren for the 2019 Formula One World Championship.

Early life[edit]

Born in Bristol, his father is Adam Norris, a retired pensions manager.[1]

Norris was privately educated at Millfield School in Street, Somerset, with his family later also moving to Glastonbury to allow him to become a day boarder, and hence pursue his racing career.[2]

Racing career[edit]

After initially developing an interest in motorcycle racing, Norris' attention switched from two wheels to four after his father took him and his brother to watch a round of the Super 1 National Kart Championships at his local kart track.[3] He started his racing career at the age of seven when he claimed pole position at his first national event. In 2013, Norris won in the World Karting Championships held in Bahrain, the WSK Euro Series and the CIK-FIA European and CIK-FIA Supercup titles. The following year he won the CIK-FIA KF World Championship, thereby making him the youngest karting world championship winner.

Lando Norris racing for Mücke Motorsport in Formula 4 in 2015

In 2014, Norris made his debut in the Ginetta Junior Championship, a support series to the BTCC where he finished third overall, winning the Rookie Cup in his first year out of karts. For 2015, Norris signed with Carlin Motorsport to drive in the newly established MSA Formula series. Norris would win the series with eight wins, ten pole positions and 14 podiums. He also made occasional appearances in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship and the Italian Formula 4 Championship with Mücke Motorsport where he enjoyed even more successes, picking up six podiums from eight starts in the former and a single podium in the latter.

For 2016, it was announced that Norris would be driving for M2 Competition in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Norris achieved six wins throughout the season, including the New Zealand Grand Prix and won the championship on his first attempt. Norris took part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing in which he finished first in both series. As well as embarking on a campaign in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin, where he finished 8th on a part-time schedule. He also took part in the final round of the European Formula 3 Championship and the Macau Grand Prix with Carlin, finishing eleventh in the latter.

Norris raced full-time with Carlin in the 2017 European Formula 3 Championship.[4] He clinched the title in the first of three races at the Hockenheimring finale, and finishing 53 points ahead of runner-up Joel Eriksson.

In February 2017, Norris was signed as a junior driver with McLaren.[5] In August 2017, the Brit tested for McLaren F1 in a scheduled mid-season test. He set the second fastest lap in the second day of testing at the Hungaroring.[6] In November 2017, Norris became the official McLaren test and reserve driver for the 2018 F1 season.[7] On 24 August 2018, Norris participated in Free Practice 1 at the Belgian Grand Prix for McLaren, driving car #47. He ran 26 laps in the session, and finished the session in 18th position out of 20 cars, also outperforming the best lap time of the other McLaren car, driven by full-time McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne.

On 3 September 2018, Norris was announced to drive for McLaren for the 2019 Formula One World Championship, partnering Carlos Sainz Jr..[8]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2014 Ginetta Junior Championship HHC Motorsport 20 4 8 2 11 432 3rd
2015 MSA Formula Championship Carlin 30 8 10 9 15 413 1st
ADAC Formula 4 Championship Mücke Motorsport 8 1 0 3 6 131 8th
Italian Formula 4 Championship 9 0 0 3 1 51 11th
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy HHC Motorsport 4 2 1 1 4 128 5th
2016 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 5 6 4 12 253 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 15 6 10 4 11 316 1st
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 6 8 5 11 924 1st
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship Carlin 11 4 4 3 8 247 8th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2017 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 30 9 8 8 20 441 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
FIA Formula 2 Championship Campos Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th
Formula One McLaren Honda Test driver
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Carlin 22 1 1 1 8 197* 3rd*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship United Autosports 1 0 0 0 0 18 58th
Formula One McLaren F1 Team Test driver

† As Norris was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2016 Carlin Volkswagen LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
IMO
1
IMO
2
IMO
3
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

16
HOC
3

16
NC‡ 0‡
2017 Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

1
SIL
2

9
SIL
3

3
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

2
MNZ
3

2
PAU
1

2
PAU
2

2
PAU
3

Ret
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

14
HUN
3

3
NOR
1

11
NOR
2

1
NOR
3

3
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

1
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

3
ZAN
3

1
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

2
NÜR
3

1
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

2
RBR
3

17†
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

11
HOC
3

4
1st 441

† Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. ‡ As Norris was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2017 Campos Racing BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
JER
FEA
JER
SPR
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

13
25th 0
2018 Carlin BHR
FEA

1
BHR
SPR

4
BAK
FEA

6
BAK
SPR

4
CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

3
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

3
LEC
FEA

16
LEC
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

2
RBR
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

10
SIL
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

4
SPA
FEA

4
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

6
MNZ
SPR

5
SOC
FEA

Ret
SOC
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
3rd* 197*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2018 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL
TD
ITA
TD
SIN RUS
TD
JPN
TD
USA
TD
MEX BRA ABU –* –*

* Season still in progress.

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2018 United Autosports P Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
13
SEB LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 58th 18

24 Hours of Daytona results[edit]

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
2018 United States United Autosports United Kingdom Philip Hanson
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ligier JS P217-Gibson P 718 38th 13th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Marc (19 October 2016). "Bristol Rich List 2016 revealed: Who is worth the most money this year". bristolpost.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Lando Norris: A Feature". sportsjournalismsgs.com. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ Stuart, Greg (6 December 2016). "Lando Norris' tips on how to get into karting". Red Bull. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ Simmons, Marcus (8 December 2016). "McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Lando Norris to European F3". Autosport. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  5. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (22 February 2017). "McLaren F1 team signs Lando Norris to its junior programme". Autosport. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Kubica fourth fastest on return as Vettel sets testing pace". ESPN F1. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  7. ^ "McLaren Formula 1 - Lando Norris becomes official McLaren test and reserve driver for 2018". Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Lando Norris to drive for McLaren in 2019". McLaren. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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Sporting positions
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MSA Formula
Champion

2015
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(F4 British Championship)
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Lance Stroll
Toyota Racing Series
Champion

2016
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Thomas Randle
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Lance Stroll
New Zealand Grand Prix
Winner

2016
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Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
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2016
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Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
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2016
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FIA European Formula 3 Championship
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2017
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Joel Eriksson
FIA European Formula 3 Championship
Rookie Champion

2017
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Robert Shwartzman
Awards and achievements
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McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2016
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Autosport Awards
British Club Driver of the Year

2016
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2017
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