McLaren wants to continue cooperation with Lando Norris. The leaders of this team are aware of the kind of driver they have in the team and what he would mean to them in the future. His teammate, Oscar Piastri, has signed a contract, and now they are waiting for Norris' answer.
McLaren CEO Andrea Stella hopes that Norris and McLaren will reach an agreement and continue their collaboration. “We're certainly having conversations with Lando. They are good conversations, we are happy with how these conversations are going,” Stella said, as quoted by crash.net!
“In terms of getting the vote of confidence, we went back to the facts. Certainly, we expressed our love, if you want, in terms of this human element and also as a team you can want mates to be with you on the journey especially when the journey is so tough.
But you also need to talk about facts. Like what is the foundation for the future why you can give us your vote of confidence."
Stella, on the other hand, has a guarantee that McLaren will do great things in the future.
He is ready to give Norris what he wants, and his goal is not to 'deceive' this young driver. "With Lando we are doing exactly the same, trying to prove as much as possible on track that what we say kind of realises and trying to create a sense of 'this is going to continue over the coming years’.
I would be at a discomfort myself, having a conversation with a driver where I'm trying to persuade him playing cards I don't have in my hands. "
At the moment, the most important thing for them is that Norris has confidence in the team.
Considering that they have had a great relationship so far, we have no doubt that Norris will indeed make a decision that is in the best interest of both parties. “I don't want to find myself in a situation where a driver said 'hey you said this would have happened, it's not happening'
I don't want to be in this position so my conversation, Zak's conversation they are genuine assessments of facts to the best of our knowledge. We don't need to buy people in, we want people to give us the vote of confidence to stay with us genuinely truly believing in the journey together with McLaren”.