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Lando Norris

Norris in firm 2024 declaration: 'I will win with McLaren'

Lando Norris is yet to taste Grand Prix victory despite 104 starts in Formula 1 - but believes all the ingredients are there for success in 2024.

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Lando Norris is convinced he can end his long wait for a maiden Grand Prix win in 2024, pointing to McLaren's 2023 turnaround for his faith.

Norris has finished on the podium 13 times in his career, with seven-second places to his name, six of which came in the 2023 season as McLaren transformed itself from midfield also-rans to second-fastest car behind Red Bull.

The team has undergone major infrastructure upgrades at Woking, including a new wind-tunnel and driver simulator, with high-profile hires from Red Bull and Ferrari in the form of Rob Marshall and David Sanchez to beef up the technical department.

CEO Zak Brown feels it will take until 2025 before McLaren's ultimate potential is realised, but Norris believes he can end his personal win drought - with his last victory in a single-seater being the first race of the 2018 Formula 2 season.

Norris on win chances

"100 per cent, because it's going to be next year, and I'm with McLaren next year, I feel like we're so close," Norris told Sky Sports F1 of his chances of securing a first Grand Prix win in 2024.

"We have a lot more things in place, we've got a few new guys who are starting as well, coming from other teams.

"Now we're in the strongest place we've been for probably the last 10 years, I feel like we've got more things to look forward to next year - we've finally got the wind tunnel properly going and so many things which are coming together more than ever.

"If there's ever a time in my life, over the last five years, I want to be a bit more confident, it's probably going into 2024.

"But we just need to start the season off well.

"This year we started off terribly and we've still ended up being very, very strong.

"So if we can start the season a little bit strong, at least, then I think it can be a great year."

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