Lando Norris will race on with McLaren in 2022 and beyond after the Woking-based outfit extended its relationship with the 21-year-old driver on the basis of a multi-year agreement.
Norris’ new contract comes on the back of a strong start to his third season in F1 with McLaren, marked by his podium finish in the Emilia Romagna GP at Imola.
Norris currently sits fourth in the Drivers’ standings, or 17 points ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
“I’m delighted with the extension of our agreement with Lando for 2022 and beyond,” said McLaren racing boss Zak Brown ahead of this weekend’s Monaco GP.
“He’s been instrumental in our return of form here at McLaren and we’re proud of the growth he’s shown since he first started with us back in 2017.
“Lando is one of the brightest talents on the Formula 1 grid and we look forward to seeing him continue to go from strength-to-strength both on and off track.”
McLaren’s extended contract with Norris cements the team’s driver line-up for the coming years, as Ricciardo is also committed long term to the papaya squad.
“I’m really pleased to have extended my relationship with McLaren from 2022,” said Norris.
“Having been with the team for almost five years, I feel very much part of the family here and I couldn’t imagine starting the next phase of my career anywhere else.
“McLaren has been a huge support since my days in junior series and I’ve really enjoyed learning and developing as a driver since.
“My commitment to McLaren is clear: my goal is to win races and become Formula 1 World Champion and I want to do that with this team,” he added.
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“Since joining in 2017 our progression has been consistent and we have clear ambitions together for the future.
“I want to say thank you to Zak and Andreas for the belief they’ve shown in me since the beginning, and to the whole team for giving me such a strong environment to continue my career in.
“We’ve already had some incredible moments together which I’ll never forget – two podiums and securing P3 in the championship – and together with Daniel and the rest of the team I’m looking forward to pushing for even more success in the years to come.”