18-year-old Lando Norris is a British racing driver with full-focus on his ambition of breaking into Formula One. The talented young racer, has more than made his mark in his formative steps through the junior categories. Highly commended by peers and experts alike, he was honoured with the BRDC Superstar Award as well as place on the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 2017.
Lando has continued his phenomenal rise through the motorsport ranks in 2017 by becoming the youngest FIA Formula 3 European Champion in history and in November was announced as the official McLaren Formula 1 test and reserve driver for 2018.
In 2016, Lando further impressed a panel of esteemed judges, to be awarded the prestigious McLaren Autosport British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Award. Following a sensational 2016 season, in which he was crowned the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup champion at the start of October, a week after taking the Eurocup Formula 2.0 title and eight months after securing the Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Championship.
In addition, the talented driver finished eighth in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship despite only contesting half the season. His triumphant 2016 season, saw him collect 43 podium finishes, including 21 race wins, 26 pole-position starts and 13 fastest race laps.
Racing from the age of seven, Lando claimed pole-position at his first national event and to-date is still the youngest driver to ever get pole at a national meeting. After picking up the coveted ‘O’ Plate in the Super One Series in 2010. His impressive form continued as the teen became Formula Kart Stars champion in 2012, and runner-up in MSA Super One British championship.
With a glittering 2013 season, he took the karting world by storm, claiming the title in CIK-FIA KFJ European, CIK-FIA KFJ Super Cup, WSK Euro Series KFJ, CIK-FIA International Super Cup and World Karting Championship. He was also WSK Masters Series vice-champion and winner of two of the three rounds he completed in the RGMC Rotax championship.
Before graduating to cars, Lando made history as the youngest karting world championship winner, when he took the the CIK-FIA KF World Championship title at the age of 14 – an accolade held, until then, by none other than Lewis Hamilton.
With an impressive array of silverware and prestigious titles to his name, Lando Norris has the determination and talent to chase his dreams of making it to Formula One.
“Lando’s a future F1 driver and I believe a future F1 World Champion.” - Derek Warwick, BRDC Chairman, Former F1 driver & 1992 World Sportscar champion.