Lando Norris extends his contract with McLaren

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The McLaren Formula 1 Team today announced the signing of an extended multi-year contract with Lando Norris, continuing his time in papaya and securing his services for the team long-term.

The British driver most recently committed to a new four-year agreement in February 2022 which saw him sign until the end of 2025. The latest renewal will see the Bristol-born driver remain with the team beyond the 2025 season, building on his strong six-year relationship with McLaren Racing.

Norris enjoyed his most fruitful season to date in 2023, scoring 205 points as he finished sixth in the Drivers’ Championship. The 24-year-old, who recently surpassed 100 Grand Prix starts in Formula 1, recorded six second-place finishes in total last season, including a standout drive in the British Grand Prix where he became the first McLaren driver to finish on the podium at Silverstone since 2010. Furthermore, he also picked up a third-place finish in the Qatar GP as well as two sprint race podiums.

“It’s a great feeling to be staying in papaya,” said Norris, who joined the McLaren family as a junior driver in 2017. “I’ve grown up with McLaren and feel at home here, the team are like family to me. The journey so far has been exciting, we’ve had ups and downs, but last season showed our desire to get back to competing at the front of the grid.

“The work Zak [Brown, McLaren Racing CEO], Andrea [Stella, McLaren Team Principal] and the whole team have put in over the last year has been incredible and I’m confident in challenging for wins with McLaren. I’m excited to create more amazing memories and continue working hard with everyone at MTC for the next few years.”

Extending on the new contract, Zak Brown added: “I’m delighted that we’re continuing our relationship with Lando for multiple years to come. It’s been a fantastic journey over the last six years, and he has shown fantastic commitment and desire to push the team forward and get McLaren back to the front of the grid.

“Last season we saw the fundamental role Lando played with the impressive turnaround in results and I’m looking forward to continuing this push forward together with lots more podiums.”

Team Principal Andrea Stella commented: “I’m pleased to confirm the extension of our partnership with Lando on a multi-year contract beyond 2025. This reflects the commitment and confidence we have together, with our shared ambition to ultimately win championships again in the future.

“Lando has grown as a driver and a person since initially joining McLaren in 2017. He impressed last season, playing an important role in our progress throughout the year, securing seven podiums with many fantastic drives.

“Alongside Oscar, our exciting driver pairing will play an instrumental part in our objective to move towards the front of the grid. They have impressed in their first season together and I’m looking forward to continuing the hard work with them both on this exciting journey