“Lando is one of the best drivers in the world,” Zak Brown showers praise on young Briton

Zak Brown feels Lando Norris is one of the best drivers in F1.

Zak and Lando
Zak and Lando
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Zak Brown the McLaren CEO is an ardent supporter of his young driver Lando Norris and ahead of the upcoming British Grand Prix has made it known to everyone how highly he rates the 22-year-old.

While on one hand, Zak has been full of praises for Lando Norris, on the other he has been extremely critical of his second driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Zak believes that McLaren hired his services last year with the hope of seeing massive results but since his debut, the 32-year-old hasn’t lived up to the expectations of the team and this was probably the main reason behind the critical comments he made in the media.

However, while talking about his relationship with Daniel after their famous saga, Brown has recently said, “I was just asked a question and had an honest answer to that. I think Daniel said the same thing.”

Daniel Ricciardo (L) and Zak Brown (R)
After his public comments about Daniel Ricciardo, Zak Brown has now stepped forward to clarify them.

“That’s what we have to do. And you know, we have a great relationship. I gave an honest answer and it can indeed be better.

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Zak Brown believes that Lando Norris is right up there with the best drivers on the 2022 grid

Lando Norris and Zak Brown
Lando Norris with Zak Brown

Lando Norris who joined F1 in 2019 has since then cemented his place in the McLaren team and has become the leader behind whom the team has put their faith in bringing them back to their glory days.

Lando is someone who is rated very high by most people up and down the paddock and even this year the Brit has managed to score a podium when their car is not as competitive as last year. After 9 rounds Norris is currently on 50 points in the Drivers standings and has got a healthy lead of 35 over his teammate Ricciardo.

Brown while glorifying his Brit driver said, “If you look at the gap between Max [Verstappen] and Sergio [Perez] and the gap between Charles [Leclerc] and Carlos [Sainz] you can see that those gaps are there. I think Lando is one of the best drivers in the world at the moment. It’s a compliment to him to see how big the gap is.

Lando Norris in McLaren's MCL36
Lando Norris

After looking at what Zak Brown has said about Lando, it seems the papaya-colored team has full faith in his young shoulders and it is going to be interesting to see how the young Brit will perform during the upcoming Silverstone Grand Prix that also happens to be his and McLaren’s home race.

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