Lando Norris is currently the only driver to won points in every race so far this season, appearing twice on the podium, which gives him a lot of confidence, and he firmly believes that otherwise, he could make his friend Max's life miserable if he had a car with which to could get involved in a fight between him and Lewis Hamilton.
"100%, I think I would offer him good resistance. There are different scenarios and situations where experience is important and you think ‘maybe he would have an advantage over me in that case and I believe Max is one of the best Formula 1 drivers ever.
I think he proves it since he started driving when he was 16 or 17. ” Norris also told Sky Sports F1 that he thinks he has matured now and that he no longer has an excuse for bad driving in his third season in Formula 1 and that he is aware of how high he can rank himself compared to other drivers.
“I worked a lot during the winter and I still work during the year. I put a lot of time and effort, I worked a lot with the engineers to get the results we want this season. ” "With the start of my third season, people probably think 'no more excuses'
In the first two seasons, you can get away with a few things, especially in the first season. ” "I think that with the arrival of Daniel (Ricciardo)this year in the team, I have a lot more attention to what I can do in relation to him than vice versa.
Words of praise
He didn’t want to miss an opportunity to compliment his former teammate. “Few people know how good a driver Carlos [Sainz] really is and I think this year Carlos managed to show it against Charles [Leclerc], who is considered by many to be one of the best drivers in Formula 1.
I think it’s good because they can compare where I am compared to other drivers. ” Lando also said he feels that McLaren is his team and that this feeling helps to grow self-confidence in providing the feedback he wants from the car.
"I think it's [my team]. But it's partly because I've changed in some way. " "I express my opinion more often, not because I think my opinion is always correct even though it is often, but more because I have enough confidence to say it."
“They depend [on me] in many ways, I would say, mostly because during the season Daniel gets used to all these things that are new to him, so a lot of things depend more on me because I am the guy who is in a better position and who is trying to lead the team in a better direction. ”