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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 Norris continues his meteoric rise in motorsport and is well on course to fulfilling his ambition of racing in Formula One. The ultra-talented British driver was “crowned” the youngest FIA Formula 3 European Champion in history when aged 17-years-old last October and is the official McLaren Formula 1 Test and Reserve driver in 2018. His 2017 title glory means Lando has won every karting and single-seater championship he has contested in full at his first attempt.

The BRDC SuperStar scored nine race wins, 19 podiums from 19 front row starts (including eight pole-positions) and recorded eight fastest race laps in Euro F3 in 2017 and bowed out of the F3 category with a podium at Macau. Lando, who made his Formula 2 début in Abu Dhabi last November, contests a full season in F2 this year.

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, he 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 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 already to his name, Lando Norris, who is highly commended by peers and experts alike, has already displayed the determination and talent to chase his dreams of racing in Formula 1. 

“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.

RACES

169

WINS

45

PODIUMS

104

POLES

56

F. LAPS

40

2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship STANDINGS
ROUND
DATE
CIRCUIT
Q
R1
R2
PTS / POS
1
07 – 08 April
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
1st
1st
4th
39 / 1st
2
28 – 29 April
Baku City Circuit, Baku
2nd
6th
4th
55 / 1st
3
12 – 13 May
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
8th
3rd
3rd
80 / 1st
4
25 – 26 May
Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
8th
6th
3rd
98 / 1st
5
23 – 24 June
Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
6
30 – 01 July
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
7
07 – 08 July
Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
8
28 – 29 July
Hungaroring, Budapest
9
25 – 26 August
Spa, Belgium
10
01 – 02 September
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
11
29 – 30 September
Sochi Autodrom, Sochi
12
24 – 25 November
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
FIA Formula 2 Championship

Having graduated from being a member of the McLaren Young Driver squad to the British F1 team’s Test & Reserve driver in 2018, Lando steps up to a full season in F2 – a series which is on the support race programme at 12 F1 Grands Prix this year.

Remaining with Carlin for a fourth consecutive year, Lando got his 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship title aspirations off to a flying start by winning the opening race in Bahrain in April from pole-position. It was a stunningly dominant performance in what was only his third F2 race, underlined with him setting fastest race lap.

FIA FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The McLaren Young driver 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.

Teaming up with Carlin Racing, the team with whom he took the inaugural MSA Formula title in 2015, Lando’s championship campaign began on 14-15th April at Silverstone and was fought over 10 race meetings across Europe, supporting WEC, DTM and WTTC calendars.

TOYOTA RACING SERIES NZ, FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP & NEC + BRDC BRITISH F3

Collecting 3 Championship crowns, the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver and the British Racing Driver of the year awards - 2016 was Lando’s most successful year to date (so far!)

The sensational year saw Lando join forces with M2 Competition for TRS, Carlin for British F3 and Josef Kaufmann for a dual Formula Renault Eurocup & NEC campaigns.

MSA FORMULA

Super Somerset driver Lando was ecstatic after taking the inaugural MSA Formula Championship title with Carlin in 2015.

He notched up an impressive eight wins across the season to be crowned the FIA Formula 4 Champion of Great Britain at Brands Hatch in October.

At just 15, and one of the youngest in the competition, the feat was all-the-more impressive. Lando went into the final weekend of the Championship 11 points ahead of closest rival Ricky Collard.

And he took the title with a race to spare and on one of his favourite tracks, helping to make it extra memorable.

KF & GINETTA JUNIOR

In 2014, Lando moved up to KF – the premier senior category whilst also competing in the one-make Ginetta Junior Championship.

The step-up to KF made little difference to proceedings with a podium finish in the very first round of the CIK-FIA European KF Championship.

Despite his engine seizing in the third round in Genk in which he was on for a win, Lando still came third overall in the Championship – an impressive feat against older and more experienced drivers.

But Lando even out did that remarkable achievement in September at the CIK-FIA KF World Championships where the 14-year-old added the title to his brilliant racing CV in Essay, France, when he made history as the youngest World Championship winner.

KFJ & MINIMAX

Lando took part in the WSK Euro Series, the Winter Cup, the Rotax Super One and the Euro Max in 2013.

As part of the Ricky Flynn Motorsport team, the racer saw plenty of success in his debut year in the premier junior karting category.

The talented teen showed his class and talent to become the CIK-FIA European KFJ champion, WSK Euro Series KFJ champion and CIK-FIA KFJ Super Cup champion.

He was also vice-champion in the WSK Master Series and seeded fourth in the World Championships – after a non-score in the opening round and a win in Bahrain.

MINIMAX

This season would act as a trigger for what was to come over the next three seasons, when the talented 12-year-old was crowned champion in the Formula Kart Stars series and runner-up in the MSA Super One British Championship.

COMER CADET & MINIMAX

The Millfield School student had a frustrating time in 2011 due to carburettor issues and a chassis that wasn’t as competitive as it needed to be.

He moved into the Rotax Mini-Max category early to use the end of the season to prepare for the next. He finished 10th out of 30 drivers in his first meeting.

COMER CADET

For the 2010 season, Lando entered the two main national championships in the cadet class racing against drivers up to three years older than him.

Undaunted, a series of podium results and a string of pole-positions – more than any other driver that year – saw his reputation rise on the way to third overall in the Super One Series, as well as being winning the coveted ‘O’ Plate during the season.

COMER CADET

He claimed pole position at his first national event and to-date is still the youngest driver to ever get pole at a national meeting.

Despite early season mechanical issues in this debut season, a switch to the Mick Barrett Racing team and a Tony Kart chassis allowed him to beat drivers vastly more experienced.

COMER CADET

Lando’s first proper year at club level karting. His potential was clear for all to see and his enjoyment at getting behind the wheel was the catalyst for what was to come.

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MCLAREN F1 TEST AND RESERVE DRIVER

'17

FIA FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CHAMPION

'16

MCLAREN AUTOSPORT BRDC AWARD WINNER

'16

FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP CHAMPION

'16

FORMULA RENAULT NEC CHAMPION

'16

TOYOTA RACING SERIES CHAMPION

'15

MSA FORMULA CHAMPION

'14

CIK-FIA KF WORLD CHAMPION

'13

CIK-FIA KFJ EUROPEAN CHAMPION

'13

CIK-FIA KFJ SUPER CUP CHAMPION

'13

CIK-FIA KFJ EURO SERIES CHAMPION