Brown’s belief in Norris’s potential to challenge Verstappen as one of the fastest drivers

Despite not yet achieving a Grand Prix win, Lando Norris has shown consistent improvement and growth in Formula 1, impressing McLaren CEO Zak Brown with his racecraft, pace, and ability to minimize mistakes, while also being engaged in a healthy competition with his teammate Oscar Piastri.


‣ Lando Norris has improved significantly and rarely makes mistakes
‣ Norris has yet to win a Grand Prix, despite being on the podium 12 times
‣ McLaren CEO Zak Brown believes frustration is momentary and due to missed opportunities
Max Verstappen compliments McLaren’s strong driver duo, including Norris and rookie Oscar Piastri

Lando Norris, a seasoned driver in Formula 1, will be entering his sixth season in the top class of motorsport next year. Over the years, Norris has shown significant improvement, although he is yet to secure a GP win. Zak Brown, McLaren’s CEO, has closely observed Norris’s progress and commended his racecraft and pace, stating that he is one of the fastest drivers in Formula One.

While Norris has been on the podium 12 times, he is still chasing that elusive first win. Despite coming close in races such as Russia, Singapore, and the United States, Norris has yet to cross the finish line first. This may be a source of slight frustration for him, especially when considering that other drivers like Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly, and Carlos Sainz have already achieved their first wins.

However, Brown believes that Norris’s frustration is momentary and not rooted in a lack of performance from the team. Brown acknowledges that McLaren is becoming more competitive but feels that they have not yet provided Norris with a car capable of winning. He believes that Norris’s occasional frustration is a result of feeling that he could have maximized his performance in qualifying or a race and not due to any shortcomings on McLaren’s part.

According to Max Verstappen, McLaren has a strong driver lineup, with Norris being challenged by rookie Oscar Piastri. Brown sees this as a positive development, as the competitive atmosphere between the two drivers will drive them both to improve. He believes that they are pushing each other hard and learning from one another, creating an “awesome driver lineup” for McLaren.

Overall, Norris’s journey in Formula 1 has been marked by progress and near podium finishes. While the elusive win still awaits him, the future looks bright for the talented young British driver. With a supportive team and a competitive teammate, Norris has all the ingredients to achieve his goal of standing on the top step of the podium.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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