“Ricciardo is very different to Sainz”: Lando Norris on his teammates

After the disappointment of Sochi, Lando Norris looks to bounce back in Istanbul.

Lando Norris
Lando Norris

The previous grand prix could have been Lando Norris’ career’s first victory yet the rain had other plans. With just two laps to go, Sochi proved out to be a devastating track for the young Brit as his car couldn’t adjust accordingly and with Lewis Hamilton on your back, not many can remain to be calm. However, even after the slip up, Norris is coming fourth in the world championship and can very well challenge for the third spot on the podium. 

McLaren who are competing with Ferrari for the third place in the 2021 F1 season, have clearly made its way back to the top and is currently firmly in third place in the championship. In Monza, the team was even first and second and in Russia, Norris was on pole position. In total the team scored five podium finishes and there seems to be no good reason why they cannot claim a podium in Istanbul as well. 

Lando Norris on his teammate 

Lando Norris Chooses Carlos Sainz Over Daniel Ricciardo
Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo

“At the beginning of the year you always expect to take a step forward as a team, but also on a personal level I have improved a lot,” Lando Norris said in La Gazzetta dello Sport“Overall, I think we’ve developed the whole package and on most of the circuits, we’ve made a consistent step forward. We’re often in the right position to take advantage of opportunities left by Mercedes and Red Bull, but I don’t think we expected such a good season.” 

Lando Norris on Carlos Sainz
Lando Norris on Carlos Sainz

“At the moment I am happy where I am and I have just renewed my contract with McLaren, with whom I want to win the world championship for both drivers and constructors.” Still, you never know in Formula One. “In ten years I don’t know what might happen. I have a lot of Italian fans, which was noticeable in Monza. I was met at the hotel and on the track and I could feel their great warmth.”

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