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Lando Norris

Norris has now overtaken Grosjean in this odd F1 stat

McLaren driver surpassed the Frenchman on the list of drivers who have the most points without winning a race.

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Lando Norris has now overtaken Romain Grosjean on the list of drivers that have amassed the most points without a race win in Formula 1.

Following his seventh place finish at the Italian Grand Prix, the Briton now has 394 points and is just a few off all-team leader Nico Hulkenberg, who has 521 points without a race win.

Norris came close to winning his first Grand Prix at both Monza and Sochi last year, the latter slipping away in the final few laps after a sudden deluge caused him to spin off track from the lead.

Although, unlike Hulkenberg, Norris has managed to finish a career-best 2nd and has six podiums after just three-and-a-half seasons. In the nine full seasons Hulkenberg completed, he managed a career-best race finish of fourth.

Norris: "No idea" if the car will do well at Singapore

Speaking after the Italian Grand Prix to media, including RacingNews365.com, Norris believes McLaren is now quicker than Alpine on pace and was optimistic about their chances at Singapore.

"I didn't think we'd be so strong this weekend, especially in the race we were a lot quicker than Alpine, so a lot of positives," he explained.

"I think we've learned a few things over the last few weeks which have helped us move in the right direction. I love Singapore, awesome track, physically tough as well.

"Back in 2019 I really enjoyed it and I feel like I did a good race and I performed well there so no idea if the cars gonna do well."

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