Formula 1 News: Norris signs multi-year extension with McLaren

The McLaren Formula 1 Team today announced the signing of an extended multi-year contract with Lando Norris, continuing his time in papaya and securing his services for the team long-term.

The British driver most recently committed to a new four-year agreement in February 2022 which saw him sign until the end of 2025. The latest renewal will see Lando remain with the team beyond the 2025 season, building on his strong six-year relationship with McLaren Racing.

Lando enjoyed his most fruitful season to date in 2023, scoring 205 points as he finished sixth in the FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship.

The 24-year-old, who recently surpassed 100 Grand Prix starts in Formula 1, recorded six second-place finishes in total last season, including a standout drive in the British Grand Prix where he became the first McLaren driver to finish on the podium at Silverstone since 2010. Lando also picked up a third-place finish in the Qatar GP as well as two sprint race podiums.

McLaren has a track record in developing new talent to compete at the very top of motorsport. Consistent support of young talented drivers remains a core value of the team and with Oscar Piastri’s contract extension announced in September 2023, McLaren’s Formula 1 team line-up of Lando and Oscar is confirmed until at least the end of 2026.

The exciting pair impressed in their maiden season as teammates, securing back-to-back double podiums with silverware in Japan and Qatar. The team finished the year with 302 points as McLaren climbed to fourth in the FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship.

The significant capital investments into infrastructure, such as a new wind tunnel and a new generation simulator at the McLaren Technology Centre as well as the opening of the McLaren Racing Composites facility, all represent the team’s objective to be competing at the front of the grid. Additionally, the recruitment of exciting new hires adds to the existing talent within the team, setting the foundations for long-term success through high-performance car competitiveness and team operations.

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