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Lando Norris

Norris reveals strength of Piastri relationship

Lando Norris has enjoyed good relationships with Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo during his time in F1.

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Lando Norris has hailed the relationship enjoyed between himself and "no ego" rookie Oscar Piastri.

McLaren signed the Australian former F2 driver from Alpine to replace Daniel Ricciardo for this season, with impressive performances in an underperforming MCL60 vindicating the decision.

Piastri sits only seven points behind Norris and has made his way into multiple Q3s to underline his pace, with both now focused on helping McLaren develop its way out of the current slump.

Briton Norris has forged well-documented friendships with teammates since making his F1 bow in 2019 – his relationship with Carlos Sainz, to become 'Carlando', captured the imagination of the sport's fanbase across social media, whilst the shared jester-like attitude with Ricciardo also played well in public.

It seems that a strong relationship has been created with Piastri already, with McLaren able to continue its strong social media presence with challenge videos, such as the Miami hide-and-seek activation, which plays a crucial part in promoting brand image.

Piastri has no ego

Addressing the early stages of his partnership with Piastri, Norris told media, including RacingNews365.com: "All is good, he is a very normal guy, down to earth, no ego.

"We get on really well, he is extremely good, a competitive, good teammate. I think we've already built up a good amount of respect and trust towards one another.

"We have both got the best interests at heart for the team, when you get to race for first and second, that's when things can change a huge amount.

"But now, whether one of us finishes 15th and 16th, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter that much to me.

"I feel like I am just a good teammate, I prefer to get along with my teammates than not, so I try to make it work in better ways."

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