- United Kingdom
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Bristol, United Kingdom
Lando Norris did not take long to answer questions about being too young for Formula 1®. A year after he arrived at McLaren as a 19-year-old, he finished his first season in a way that showed maturity and speed beyond his years.
Against a teammate with more than 80 starts behind him, Norris never looked in over his head. In fact, in the only qualifying driver battle to be settled at the final race at Abu Dhabi, Norris qualified a brilliant seventh, just two places - and 0.023 seconds - ahead of his teammate.
On the final lap of the race Norris lost a spot to the vastly experienced Sergio Perez, who was on much fresher tyres, and publicly apologised to the team afterwards.
Even so, 7-8-8 finishes in the last three Grands Prix is an impressive run, particularly for a rookie in a fierce mid-field battle.