Lando Norris is happy at McLaren. Although things are not perfect, he is happy with the direction his team is going. Norris is excited about what's next and what awaits him. "It's not that everything isn't [good] now, but a new wind tunnel and certain other projects we have with the team which are coming along, and which will hopefully give us better performance by '24 and '25, I also look forward to those times," Norris said in an interview with Motorsport.com "We might not just go out and win, but I want to convince myself that it'll definitely help us move in that direction.
There are so many good things that we're doing as a team that I see us doing better than some of the top teams at times. It's just sometimes you don't have the car that can show that, if that makes sense. I'm happy.
I also feel like I made a good decision being here for so long. I'm enjoying it, which is for me the most important thing. Every year, I'm still excited to see what the future holds because I'm almost more and more optimistic of where we can end up in a few years."
Lando Norris on the season
Given that he now has more experience, Norris is not overly worried and is relaxed about the things that are happening. F1 used to be the absolute focus of his life, but now Lando knows how to relax and separate himself from it.
However, this does not change the fact that he is giving his best and that he wants to be on the podium "Now I feel a bit more comfortable," Norris said. "I feel like I'm performing very well, I'm delivering when I need to deliver.
I'm comfortable on track. "But I'm also able to live a good life, and can relax when I'm away from Formula 1, and not just think 'what do I have to do for next time, because I've done a shit job here' or whatever, which is just a little bit more what I was like a few years ago.
"You'd just think, 'why did I do badly there? Why am I not good enough in that position?' and just constantly think about it. You don't feel like you can relax. "Whereas now I feel like I've got Formula 1, I'm doing everything I can and efficiently to do the best job I can in that. But then I can also live a life away from it."