programs for young drivers are becoming more and more relevant in Formula 1, something that give a good faith drivers like Max Verstappen. The Dutch agreed to the structure of Red Bull being minor in 2014, and he played the entire season in 2015 with Carlos Sainz, leaving duels face to face to the memory. His progression continued and the rest today, is history.
The team McLaren was strengthened in this regard at the beginning of the year, when he joined its ranks Lando Norris: the british, of only 17 years, he has won the F4 british, the Toyota Racing Series, the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the 2.0 NEC, proving to be to the height in different circumstances. Zak Brown, the director of McLaren, says that “seems to have a natural talent that I have never seen in any pilot”.
“I Think that opinion is shared by the majority of the people who has been seen running”, confesses Brown. Matsushita, de Vries or Turvey are other examples of talented young people enrolled in the organization anglo-saxon, but on this occasion, the responsible of the Woking highlights the work of the youngest of them. “Is very focused on racing, with a good base, definitely, I think that it is a future world champion. We are very happy that you are with us, because he is doing great on the Formula 3. Got the pole and he won his first race, and is third in the championship”.
Stoffel Vandoorne is the young pilot of McLaren in F1 with 25 years.
Charles Leclerc will be present in a few tests Hungaroring in which he is expected to Kubica, but Zak Brown admits that, despite the fact that Norris has a great future ahead of him in the McLaren, “we are not in a hurry by turning up to a Formula 1”. Finally, he notes that a short time ago, the young pilots that came into the top category of motorsport raced with 20 years ago, but the trend has changed and now they do it with 17 or even 16 years old, so they are quiet about it. “we’re Not going to rush you, is very good and is excited”.