McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris shares his opinion on what it's like leading the Woking-based outfit in terms of car development in just his third year in the sport.
With Carlos Sainz moving to Ferrari, Norris has been given a greater role within the team considering the fact that Daniel Ricciardo, Sainz's replacement, is still familiarizing himself with the way the outfit operates. The British driver has taken to his new role quite well putting in a string of solid performances during the first four races of the season and is keen on helping the team improve further.
"I have a more important role, with more responsibilities in certain areas, such as the development of the car," Norris select members of the media including RacingNews365.com.
"That's good for me. It gives me a little more dedication to understand everything even better, down to the last detail, and it makes me work more closely with the team. Along with my responsibilities, I have also gained more confidence."
Norris also touched on his working relationship with Ricciardo.
"Carlos and I drove together for McLaren for two years and this year Daniel came to the team," Norris explained.
"He has a lot more experience with other Formula 1 teams, but I have more experience with McLaren and working within the team.
"The team's knowledge of the last three, four years, that's something Daniel doesn't have, so I had to step forward and help the team more. Daniel in turn comes with different experiences, from Red Bull and Renault."
McLaren currently lie third in the constructor standings five points clear of Ferrari. The team will need both their drivers firing on all cylinders if they are to maintain their current position.