Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Lando Norris

Norris reflects on 'best season so far': I've achieved a lot

Lando Norris thinks that, despite the team losing out to Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship, he and McLaren can be happy with the success they experienced in 2021.

Norris Russia
To news overview © McLaren

Lando Norris is pleased with what he achieved in 2021, having hailed it as his "best season so far" in F1.

The Briton scored a podium at the second race of the year in Imola, and went on to secure a further three throughout the year. He also claimed his first pole position in Russia, where he missed out on a debut win in the final laps of the Grand Prix.

Additionally, Norris outperformed new teammate Daniel Ricciardo for much of the campaign.

When asked about how he would reflect on 2021, Norris told media including RacingNews365.com: "It's definitely been, I would say, my best season so far, which is obviously a good thing when I'm in my third season.

"But yeah, I'm very happy. It's obviously been my most successful year as well with some podiums, the 1-2 for us as a team in Monza, my first pole position in Formula 1. So I think I've achieved a lot."

Helping McLaren in the fight against Ferrari

Norris is also pleased with his contribution to McLaren, and thinks that the Woking-based squad can be proud of their 2021 season, despite the fact that they lost out to Ferrari in their battle for P3 in the Constructors' Championship.

"I think I've also done well for the team, and been there for the team when we've had those chances to be on the podium and score the points, and bring that fight to Ferrari for as long as possible," he explained.

"Although they've creeped a little bit too far ahead, possibly. But I think from my side, and even for us as a team, it has been a very good year, and we should be happy with what we've done."

Norris finished the year with sixth place in the World Championship, with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz ahead in fifth whilst Charles Leclerc was just one point behind Norris in seventh, and Ricciardo took P8.

Also interesting:

F1 Podcast: Why F1 2022 could be the most exciting season ever

With huge changes being made to the F1 rule book for 2022, our journalists Dieter Rencken, Mike Seymour and Thomas Maher look ahead to the new season.


LATEST How the FIA will address Alonso penalty chaos before Australia