Lando Norris credits Andrea Stella for McLaren’s incredible resurgence in 2023
Andrea Stella made incredible contributions to McLaren's progress with podiums and a sprint win in 2023.
Andrea Stella and Lando Norris (Via IMAGO)
McLaren had one of the best comeback seasons of all time in 2023, improving drastically from the beginning of the season. McLaren was struggling to qualify for Q2 at the beginning of the season but managed to get nine podiums with their two drivers in the second stint of the 2023 season.
After the Austrian Grand Prix saw major upgrades being introduced by the Woking team, they seemed incredibly quick and managed to shoot up in the standings, finishing in P4 in the Constructors’ Standings by the end of the year. Lando Norris credited the team principal Andrea Stella for the resurgence, saying that Stella was the director of the actions that rescued McLaren from terrible results.
I did an interview the other day and I had to say a big thanks to him because I think it’s not everything just on him and you’ve got to thank a lot of other people on the team because they’re the ones who have done a lot of the work and Andrea is just the director of it all.Lando Norris said, as reported by motorsportweek.com
McLaren is the only team except Ferrari to achieve a race win in any format in 2023 other than Red Bull and Ferrari with Oscar Piastri’s win at the Qatar GP Sprint race. With seven podiums as grounds to improve, McLaren will be attempting to match the reigning champion Red Bull team in 2024 with further development coming for next year.
Lando Norris spotted displaying a $1.5 million Lamborghini Miura
Lando Norris is known for having an extensive car collection like most F1 drivers do, with a lavish spread of automobiles in his garage. The Briton owns extremely exotic cars such as the Jaguar E-type and its successor the F-type. Norris also has a vehicle for luxury, with a Rolls Royce Wraith parked in his garage.
With the 2023 F1 season finally concluded, Norris was seen enjoying himself at casinos in a new acquisition of his, driving a Lamborghini Miura, which he had previously showed off earlier this year, driving around the streets of Monaco. The luxury supercar has a price tag of a whopping $1.5 million, making it one of the most expensive cars the 24-year-old has driven.
The McLaren driver also owns vehicles that pay homage to his team, with the McLaren 520s, 720s, and GT all present in his collection. Norris also managed to acquire the extremely rare 756LT Spider, which also cost over 300 thousand pounds.
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