Lando Norris is now officially a resident of Monaco, as he has completed his move to an apartment he bought in the Principality.
The McLaren driver has finished the exhausting process of moving homes, and now runs the risk of bumping into the likes of grid rivals and fellow Monaco residents Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, and Lewis Hamilton while out doing his grocery shopping.
Purchasing the property towards the end of 2021, Norris will now base himself in his new home for the '22 season.
"I have now moved into my mansion!" Norris joked with media, including RacingNews365.com, after he and McLaren announced a new, long-term deal that will see him stay with the British team until the end of 2025.
"[My] small apartment in Monaco... it's lovely, I've got a nice view.
"I haven't been there that much yet. I've been at McLaren a good few days now, and there was the Brit Awards and stuff (Norris presented an award at the ceremony on Tuesday) and simulator day on the day before and things like that.
"But yeah, [I'm] all moved in now. I still have a few boxes to unpack and so on."
A pay rise for Norris to go with his Monaco move
Asked whether he has had a pay rise to go with his new contract with McLaren, Norris confirmed the development. Unsurprisingly, he did not reveal the details of his new deal.
"Yes, it will definitely help me a little bit more!" he said.
"With all contracts, that's something that comes into it. If you do have a good season then, naturally, it will rise a little bit, especially if there's opportunities from other teams. That's something that always helps with the money side of it."
But, despite the raise, Norris said the financial side of his racing is not his main motivation.
"I know everyone says it but, honestly, that's not the biggest thing for me. I've always said my enjoyment and happiness comes above all, and that's still, for me, the most important thing," he emphasised.
"That is the deciding factor in all of this. I said [before] I wouldn't have moved to Monaco, but things change and, with that, my happiness and my enjoyment are above everything."
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