Lando Norris refuses to rule out Mercedes F1 move as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement

Lando Norris refuses to rule out Mercedes F1 move as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement

“For now I concentrate on the job I’m doing and maximise that to just make sure I have an opportunity to be here again next year. That’s my job for the season.”

As well as Hamilton, who begins his pursuit for an unprecedented eighth crown in Bahrain next month, Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas is also out of contract at the end of the season.

And Norris, speaking at the launch of McLaren’s 2021 car launch on Monday, admits nothing would surprise him after seeing former partner Carlos Sainz quit the Woking team for Ferrari this season.

Asked about his thoughts in Hamilton’s one-year deal, he said: “For a one year, I don’t know what goes on in his mind.

“He’s a creative guy. He probably knows a lot of what he wants to do in life.

Published at Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:45:00 +0000