Lando Norris commits to McLaren with extended contract beyond 2025
Lando Norris has reinforced his commitment to McLaren by signing an extended multi-year contract, ensuring his stay with the team beyond 2025. This decision underscores his ambition to win a world championship with McLaren, a team he's grown deeply connected with.
In 2023, McLaren significantly improved their performance after a major car upgrade in the summer, emerging often as Red Bull's closest challenger.
Norris, a key figure in McLaren's resurgence, finished second six times in the final 13 races of the season. This remarkable turnaround began at the Austrian Grand Prix, a pivotal moment for McLaren. Despite discussions with other teams, Norris chose to stay with McLaren, valuing the importance of comfort and happiness in his quest for a championship.
McLaren's stability is further bolstered by Norris and Oscar Piastri, his teammate, both locked in on long-term deals. This stability is crucial as the team approaches the 2024 season and the significant engine rules overhaul in 2026.
Joining McLaren's young driver program in 2017 at 17, Norris has developed into a key member of the team. His extended contract reflects his dedication to McLaren and his role in their continued pursuit of race wins and championship contention.