Lando Norris has been one of the most impressive young drivers across the F1 circuit. He has the potential to become a racing legend in motorsport. The 22-year-old began his F1 career for McLaren in 2019. Not just that, the British driver has performed much better than his Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Norris is currently seventh in the drivers’ championship with 48 points and a podium at Imola, while Daniel has scored only eleven points in the championship.
He is the leading driver in the championship behind Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes and has emerged as a sensible young driver across the circuit. All the positive signs point toward an impressive racing career lying ahead of him. And people have already started to compare him to F1 legends like Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. However, the McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl thinks that Norris should not be compared to the sporting legends. He feels that it would be too early to compare the 22-year-old Briton to the sport’s biggest icons as he still has a lot to learn and achieve.
Moreover, the McLaren boss has warned that comparisons with seven-time world champs like Hamilton and Schumacher are premature. However, Seidl also mentioned that Lando is a special driver with a brilliant ability to deliver instantly.
McLaren Boss Criticizes Lando Norris’ Comparision To Hamilton
In a recent interview, the McLaren team principal shared that it might be too early to make comparisons. However, there is a reason why McLaren has entered into a long-term contract with the young driver until 2025. Seidl revealed that Lando had shown his progression and performance, which is something special. The team principal was happy with Lando Norris’ sixth place finish in Monaco. Andreas said, “He delivers right away, that’s impressive. It’s also important for the team.”
The team boss further stated that McLaren is currently a part of a fierce P4 battle with Mercedes, who are quite strong competitors. Seidl said that the opponents had fast cars and good drivers too. He was happy with Norris being on the team. Andreas thinks the Briton has potential, and it is their job to give him a better car next year. Norris is going strong with his sixth career podium for McLaren this year. However, he is yet to win a race in his career. The closest Norris has come to winning a race was a P2 finish at the Italian GP last year. Hopefully, the Briton will open his account with the first win.