Racing – McLaren: Lando Norris Set to Replace Stoffel Vandoorne
English teenager Lando Norris is all set to supplant Stoffel Vandoorne at McLaren after the Belgian driver declared his departure toward the finish of the ongoing season.
The team’s reserve driver, Lando Norris is 18 years of age and has participated in first practice sessions in Belgium and Italy in 2018. Norris will be joined by Renault’s Carlos Sainz as his partner, who will supplant Vandoorne’s resigning colleague Fernando Alonso.
Norris is a title challenger in the Formula 2 feeder series this year, and presently sitting 2nd in the championship having won on his presentation from pole position.
Norris has directed race simulation work for the group while also participating in testing, since joining McLaren’s Young Driver Program in mid 2017.
Social Media Reactions:
More pieces of the 2019 driver jigsaw puzzle fitted into place this morning as McLaren say bye bye to Stoffel and hello & welcome to Lando Norris. Not entirely unexpected.
— David Croft (@CroftyF1) 3 September 2018
Lando Norris is going to have a heck of a job in trying to not end up like Stoffel Vandoorne, or Kevin Magnussen, or Sergio Perez, or Heikki Kovalainen before him. One thing he has in his favour unlike the others is that his team-mate is not an established world champion.
— Craig Woollard 🏁 (@Craig_Woollard) 3 September 2018
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) 3 September 2018
Very disappointed for Stoffel Vandoorne. A tough moment 3 years after he could do no wrong as GP2 Champion.
— Mark Gallagher (@_markgallagher) 3 September 2018
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