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McLaren thrilled with Norris extension: He's a key part of our plan

Lando Norris has signed a new four-year deal with McLaren as both he and the team set their sights on winning the F1 world title.

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl has welcomed Lando Norris' long-term commitment to the outfit, describing him as a "key element of our plan" to return to title-winning ways. McLaren announced on Wednesday that they have agreed a new four-year deal with Norris , keeping him with the team through 2025. It comes after Norris rose to a personal best sixth in the 2021 standings, claiming four podiums and 160 points, while regularly outperforming experienced teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Announcing the renewal, Seidl said: "The opportunity to extend our relationship with Lando reflects not only our commitment but our belief and confidence in his talent. "It is also a strong sign of trust and commitment from Lando in us as a team and our journey to World Championship contention."

McLaren praise Norris' "impressive growth"

Norris, 22, has been with McLaren since 2017, initially acting as a reserve driver before stepping up to a race seat in 2019, and Seidl pointed to the progress he has made during his F1 career so far. "Lando has shown impressive growth as a Formula 1 driver over the past four years and has been an instrumental part of the team's momentum and performance trajectory," added Seidl. "We are still on our journey to fight at the front and Lando is a key element of our plan. "To lock him into place, alongside Daniel and our senior leadership, gives us stability and continuity as we build towards our ultimate shared goal of World Championships." McLaren last won a world title back in 2008, when Lewis Hamilton secured the Drivers' crown for the first time.

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