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Lando Norris Biography 2024: Age, Net Worth, Family, Education Background, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination, Formula 1 and McLaren

Lando Norris Biography 2024: Age, Net Worth, Family, Education Background, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination, Formula 1 and McLaren
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Lando Norris, born on November 13, 1999, is a racing driver from the United Kingdom and Belgium.

He is presently participating in Formula One with McLaren, representing the British flag on the racing circuit.

In 2015, he emerged victorious in the MSA Formula championship, and the following year, he triumphed in the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup.

His exceptional performance earned him the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

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Subsequently, in 2017, he became a part of the McLaren Young Driver Programme and clinched the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin Motorsport.

Born 13 November 1999 (age 24)
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
2024 team McLarenMercedes[1]
Car number 4
Entries 106 (106 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 13
Career points 645
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 6
First entry 2019 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
2023 position 6th (205 pts)
Website Official website
Previous series
201718
201617
2016
2016
2016
2016
2015
2015
2015
2015
2014
FIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA F3 European Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship
Toyota Racing Series
MSA Formula
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy
Italian Formula 4 Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2017
2016
2016
2016
2015
2014
FIA F3 European Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Toyota Racing Series
MSA Formula
Karting World Championship
Awards
2023
2021
2020
2019
2017
2016
2016
Autosport British Competition Driver of the Year
Autosport British Competition Driver of the Year
Autosport British Competition Driver of the Year
Autosport British Competition Driver of the Year
Autosport National Driver of the Year
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
Autosport British Club Driver of the Year

This achievement propelled him to the Formula 2 Carlin team, where he secured a commendable second place in 2018. In the same year, he was announced as a McLaren driver, partnering with Carlos Sainz Jr.

Finally, at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, he achieved his maiden podium finish in Formula One.

Notably, as of the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, he shares the record for the most podiums without a win, jointly held with Nick Heidfeld, with a total of 13 podium finishes.

Personal Life

Lando Norris was born in Bristol to Adam and Cisca Norris. His father, a retired pensions manager, is considered one of Bristol’s wealthiest individuals and ranks as the 501st-richest person in the country as of 2018.

His mother, Cisca (née Wauman), hails from the Flanders region of Belgium. Norris, the second oldest of four siblings, has two younger sisters, Flo and Cisca, and an older brother named Oliver, who was also active in competitive karting until 2014.

Norris holds dual British and Belgian citizenship and has a basic understanding of Flemish Dutch.

In his early years, Norris explored various activities such as horse riding, quad biking, and motorcycle riding before transitioning to karting after being introduced to the national British Karting Championships by his father at the age of seven.

He received his education at Millfield School in Street, Somerset, where he opted out of taking his GCSEs but pursued studies in physics and mathematics with a dedicated tutor.

The family later relocated to Glastonbury to support Norris’s racing ambitions, with the young driver citing Valentino Rossi as a source of inspiration.

Initially residing in Woking near the McLaren team headquarters at the beginning of his F1 career, Norris later moved to Monaco in 2022 for financial reasons.

From August 2021 to September 2022, Norris was in a relationship with Portuguese model Luisa Oliveira.

Norris has revealed that both he and his former girlfriend were subjected to online abuse and death threats from malicious individuals.

Racing Career

Norris embarked on his racing journey at the age of seven, securing pole position at his inaugural national event.

In 2013, he participated in the KF-Junior class, clinching victory in the CIK-FIA European Championship, the CIK-FIA International Super Cup, and the WSK Euro Series.

The subsequent year saw him triumph in the CIK-FIA World Championship in the KF class with Ricky Flynn Motorsport, earning him the title of the youngest karting world champion in that division.

In 2014, Norris made his debut in car racing in the Ginetta Junior Championship, a supporting series for the British Touring Car Championship.

He achieved third place in the championship, securing four race wins and claiming the Rookie Cup.

Moving on to 2015, Norris joined Carlin Motorsport to compete in the newly established MSA Formula Championship (now recognized as the F4 British Championship).

Norris secured eight victories, ten pole positions, and fourteen podium finishes to emerge as the champion, surpassing Ricky Collard and Colton Herta.

Additionally, he made sporadic appearances in the ADAC and Italian Formula 4 championships with Mücke Motorsport, securing six podium finishes from eight starts in the former.

In January of 2016, Norris journeyed to New Zealand to participate in the Toyota Racing Series alongside the M2 Competition team.

He secured six victories, which included winning the New Zealand Grand Prix, and clinched the championship title ahead of Jehan Daruvala.

Subsequently, Norris returned to Europe to compete in the Formula Renault 2.0 category with Josef Kaufmann Racing, taking part in both the Eurocup and Northern European Cup.

He emerged victorious in both competitions, claiming a total of eleven race wins and achieving ten consecutive pole positions in the latter.

Concurrently, Norris undertook a part-time campaign in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, where he secured four wins in eleven races.

In October, he made a special appearance in the final round of the European Formula 3 Championship at the Hockenheimring as part of his preparation for the Macau Grand Prix in November.

Despite qualifying ninth in Macau, Norris was unfortunately unable to finish the qualification race after crashing on the opening lap.

However, in the main race, he showcased an impressive performance by advancing from 27th on the grid to ultimately secure an 11th place finish.

Norris joined Carlin Motorsport for the 2017 European Formula 3 Championship, where he faced tough competition from Joel Eriksson, Maximilian Günther, and Callum Ilott for the championship title.

Throughout the season, Norris showcased his skills by finishing on the podium in twenty out of thirty races, including nine wins, and securing eight pole positions.

With two races remaining, Norris clinched the championship title, marking his fifth racing championship in just four years.

In November, Norris participated in the Macau Grand Prix for the second time. Although he qualified second, he dropped to seventh in the qualification race.

However, luck was on his side as an accident between the leaders on the final lap allowed him to finish second in the Grand Prix, just behind Dan Ticktum.

The following weekend, Norris made his debut in the FIA Formula 2 with Campos Racing, replacing Ralph Boschung for the final round at Yas Marina Circuit.

In the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Norris continued his racing journey with Carlin, alongside Sérgio Sette Câmara.

He started the season strong by winning the opening race at the Bahrain International Circuit from pole position. However, this would be his only victory of the season.

Despite not securing more race wins, Norris consistently scored points and achieved podium finishes, allowing him to maintain the championship lead until the sixth round at the Red Bull Ring, where George Russell surpassed him in the standings.

Unfortunately, Norris faced setbacks at the eleventh round at Sochi Autodrom, retiring from both races and eliminating his chances of winning the championship.

As a result, he dropped to third place in the standings behind Alex Albon. Nonetheless, Norris managed to recover and finish the season in second place after the final round at Yas Marina Circuit.

Norris joined McLaren as a junior driver in February 2017. Zak Brown, upon the announcement, praised Norris as a promising talent deserving of the recognition.

Later that year, Norris took part in a scheduled mid-season test for McLaren, where he achieved the second fastest lap on the second day of testing at the Hungaroring.

Towards the end of 2017, Norris was appointed as the official test and reserve driver for McLaren for the 2018 season.

He made his debut in an official practice session at the Belgian Grand Prix, completing 26 laps.

Throughout the year, Norris also participated in six additional practice sessions.

Norris joined McLaren for the 2019 Formula One World Championship, teaming up with Carlos Sainz Jr.

He started his debut race at the Australian Grand Prix from eighth position and crossed the finish line in twelfth place.

Norris secured his first Formula One points by finishing sixth at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the Chinese Grand Prix marked his first retirement of the season due to damage from a collision with Daniil Kvyat.

Subsequent retirements followed at the Spanish Grand Prix after a crash with Lance Stroll and at the Canadian Grand Prix due to a brake fire.

In the French Grand Prix, Norris was heading towards a seventh-place finish but encountered hydraulic issues late in the race, ultimately finishing ninth.

He achieved a sixth-place finish at the Austrian Grand Prix, equalling his best result.

However, penalties for exceeding engine components forced him to start from the back at the German Grand Prix, where he retired due to a power failure.

Despite a promising start at the Belgian Grand Prix, climbing from eleventh to fifth, Norris faced a power failure on the final lap and was classified eleventh.

During the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, Norris secured fourth place in qualifying.

However, due to a grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton, he was promoted to third place. This marked the highest grid position of his career at that time and the highest for McLaren since the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix.

As the race progressed, Hamilton, who was in third place, received a five-second penalty for a collision with Alex Albon.

On the final lap, Norris set the fastest lap of the race and finished 4.802 seconds behind Hamilton, securing his first-ever podium finish.

This achievement also made Norris the third youngest podium-finisher in Formula One history.

Moving on to the Styrian Grand Prix, Norris qualified in sixth place but received a three-place grid penalty for overtaking under yellow flags during practice.

Despite this setback, he showcased his skills by overtaking three cars in the final two laps of the race, ultimately finishing in fifth place. Norris described this race as “one of the best races of [his] career.”

Between the British and Tuscan Grands Prix, Norris achieved six consecutive points finishes.

However, he encountered some challenges during the Russian Grand Prix, where he sustained damage on the opening lap and finished in fifteenth place.

In the Eifel Grand Prix, Norris retired from the race while in sixth place due to a power unit failure.

The Portuguese Grand Prix also posed difficulties, as Norris had a collision with Lance Stroll, resulting in a thirteenth-place finish and a puncture.

Following these events, Norris faced criticism for his remarks about Stroll’s learning abilities and his perceived downplaying of Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking Grand Prix wins.

However, Norris later apologized for his comments about Stroll and expressed remorse to Hamilton, acknowledging that his remarks were careless and that he had not shown the respect he should have towards certain individuals.

Norris continued his partnership with McLaren for the 2021 season, while Sainz departed for Ferrari.

In the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Norris qualified in seventh place and crossed the finish line in fourth.

However, during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, his qualifying time, which would have placed him third on the grid, was invalidated due to exceeding track limits.

As a result, he started the race in seventh position. Despite this setback, Norris showcased an impressive performance, briefly holding the second position before being overtaken by Lewis Hamilton in the final laps.

He ultimately secured a third-place finish, marking his second podium in Formula One.

Moving on to the Monaco Grand Prix, Norris began the race in fifth place and capitalized on Charles Leclerc’s absence and Valtteri Bottas’ retirement to secure yet another podium finish.

However, at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Norris faced a grid penalty and started in ninth position due to his failure to enter the pits during a red flag period in qualifying.

He criticized this penalty as “unfair.” Nevertheless, Norris demonstrated his skill by making up positions during the race and ultimately finishing in fifth place, benefiting from incidents and errors made by drivers ahead of him.

In February 2022, Norris inked a contract extension with McLaren, ensuring his presence in the team until at least 2025.

Following teammate Ricciardo’s positive COVID-19 test, Norris took charge of all three days of pre-season testing in Bahrain, filling in for his absent colleague.

During the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, both McLaren drivers failed to secure a spot in the top ten during qualifying and the race.

However, Norris managed to accumulate points at the Saudi Arabian and Australian Grands Prix, and later achieved the team’s sole podium finish of the season by securing third place at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

At the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, a crash involving Norris and Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri prompted the deployment of the safety car.

Despite battling tonsillitis, Norris impressively clinched sixth place at the Monaco Grand Prix and even secured the fastest lap.

While qualifying fifteenth at the Austrian Grand Prix, he showcased his resilience by making a strong comeback in both the sprint and the race, ultimately finishing in seventh place.

In the Hungarian Grand Prix, Norris qualified fourth but was unable to fend off Lewis Hamilton and the two Red Bulls, settling for seventh place.

Norris continued his partnership with McLaren in 2023, alongside rookie Oscar Piastri who took over from Ricciardo.

During the first race in Bahrain, both McLaren cars encountered reliability issues.

Norris had to make six pit stops to address the problem, ultimately finishing seventeenth and last among the drivers who completed the race.

His streak of bad luck continued at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, where he crashed into the wall during the first qualifying session (Q1) and sustained damage from debris on the opening lap, finishing seventeenth once again.

McLaren finally scored their first points of the season at the Australian Grand Prix, with Piastri finishing eighth and Norris climbing from thirteenth to sixth by the end of the race.

However, a disappointing result followed at the Miami Grand Prix, as Norris was knocked out in Q1 and made contact with Nyck de Vries at the start, failing to secure any points.

Despite qualifying third at the Spanish Grand Prix, a collision with Lewis Hamilton on the first lap pushed Norris to the back of the pack.

His misfortune continued at the Canadian Grand Prix, where he was penalized for “unsportsmanlike behavior” after deliberately slowing down excessively while entering the pit lane to create a gap to Piastri, costing him a potential points finish.

In preparation for the upcoming 2024 season, Norris inked a fresh multi-year agreement with McLaren.

Endurance Racing

Norris’s participation in endurance racing has been notable. In 2018, he joined United Autosports for the 24 Hours of Daytona in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Teaming up with Fernando Alonso and Philip Hanson, they secured a 13th place finish in their class and 38th overall.

Alonso praised Norris’s impressive speed and the team’s teamwork and preparation.

In 2020, Norris took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual with Team Redline in the LMP2 class.

Alongside F1 competitor Max Verstappen and sim-racers Atze Kerkhof and Greger Huttu, they qualified in 5th place.

However, technical issues and Verstappen’s crash forced them to retire overnight.

Fortunately, a red flag allowed them to rejoin the race, albeit 18 laps behind and last on the LMP2 grid. Ultimately, Norris and the team finished 25th in the LMP2 standings and overall.

Other Ventures

Norris amassed $12,000 for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to aid the World Health Organization through an online streaming event on Twitch.

He established Team Quadrant in 2020, an esports team that emphasizes content creation and apparel.

In January 2024, Youtuber Will Lenney, also recognized as WillNE on YouTube, joined as a co-owner and investor of Team Quadrant.

Following his debut in Formula One in 2019, Norris disclosed his struggles with mental health due to the pressures of the sport, seeking assistance from the Mind charity.

In addition to his backing of the Mind charity, Norris actively promotes enhancing mental health awareness in sports.

In September 2021, Norris introduced the LN Racing Kart brand for kart racing, with manufacturing supported by the OTK Kart Group and operations managed by Ricky Flynn Motorsport.

Awards

Karting record

Karting career summary

Season Series Team Position
2008 Super 1 National Championship — Comer Cadet 35th
2009 Formula Kart Stars MSA — Cadet 21st
Super 1 National Championship — Comer Cadet 14th
2010 Kartmasters British Grand Prix — Comer Cadet 27th
Formula Kart Stars MSA — Cadet 10th
Super 1 National Championship — Comer Cadet 3rd
2011 Trent Valley Kart Club — Minimax 27th
Kartmasters British Grand Prix — Comer Cadet 25th
Super 1 National Championship — Comer Cadet 5th
MSA British Championship — Cadet 6th
2012 Kartmasters British Grand Prix — Rotax Mini Max RL Racing Department 4th
Super 1 National Championship — Rotax Mini Max 2nd
Formula Kart Stars — Mini Max 1st
Formula Kart Stars — Junior Max 18th
Rotax Max Euro Challenge — Junior RL Racing 19th
WSK Final Cup — KF3 Ricky Flynn Motorsport 20th
Copa de Campeones — KF3 3rd
2013 South Garda Winter Cup — KF3 Ricky Flynn Motorsport 5th
Trofeo Andrea Margutti — KFJ 5th
WSK Euro Series — KFJ 1st
WSK Super Master Series — KFJ 2nd
CIK-FIA European Championship — KFJ 1st
CIK-FIA International Super Cup — KFJ 1st
Rotax Max Euro Challenge — Junior 7th
Italian CSAI Championship — KF3 13th
WSK Final Cup — KFJ 7th
Trofeo delle Industrie — KF3 5th
CIK-FIA World Championship — KFJ 4th
2014 South Garda Winter Cup — KF2 Ricky Flynn Motorsport 34th
WSK Champions Cup — KF 20th
WSK Super Master Series — KF 12th
CIK-FIA European Championship — KF 3rd
CIK-FIA World Championship — KF 1st

Racing record

Racing career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2014 Ginetta Junior Championship HHC Motorsport 20 4 8 2 11 432 3rd
2015 MSA Formula Championship Carlin 30 8 10 9 15 413 1st
ADAC Formula 4 Championship Mücke Motorsport 8 1 0 3 6 131 8th
Italian F4 Championship 9 0 0 3 1 51 11th
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy HHC Motorsport 4 2 1 1 4 128 5th
2016 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 5 6 4 12 253 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 15 6 10 4 11 316 1st
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 6 8 5 11 924 1st
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship Carlin 11 4 4 3 8 247 8th
FIA Formula 3 European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Carlin 30 9 8 8 20 441 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
FIA Formula 2 Championship Campos Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Carlin 24 1 1 1 9 219 2nd
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship United Autosports 1 0 0 0 0 18 58th
Formula One McLaren F1 Team Test/Reserve driver
2019 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 21 0 0 0 0 49 11th
2020 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 17 0 0 2 1 97 9th
2021 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 22 0 1 1 4 160 6th
2022 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 22 0 0 2 1 122 7th
2023 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 22 0 0 1 7 205 6th
2024 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 2 0 0 0 0 12* 8th*

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 WDC Points
2018 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL
TD
ITA
TD
SIN RUS
TD
JPN
TD
USA
TD
MEX
TD
BRA
TD
ABU
2019 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL34 Renault E-Tech 19 1.6 V6 t AUS
12
BHR
6
CHN
18
AZE
8
ESP
Ret
MON
11
CAN
Ret
FRA
9
AUT
6
GBR
11
GER
Ret
HUN
9
BEL
11
ITA
10
SIN
7
RUS
8
JPN
11
MEX
Ret
USA
7
BRA
8
ABU
8
11th 49
2020 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1.6 V6 t AUT
3
STY
5
HUN
13
GBR
5
70A
9
ESP
10
BEL
7
ITA
4
TUS
6
RUS
15
EIF
Ret
POR
13
EMI
8
TUR
8
BHR
4
SKH
10
ABU
5
9th 97
2021 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35M Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance 1.6 V6 t BHR
4
EMI
3
POR
5
ESP
8
MON
3
AZE
5
FRA
5
STY
5
AUT
3
GBR
4
HUN
Ret
BEL
14
NED
10
ITA
2
RUS
7
TUR
7
USA
8
MXC
10
SAP
10
QAT
9
SAU
10
ABU
7
6th 160
2022 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes-AMG F1 M13 E Performance 1.6 V6 t BHR
15
SAU
7
AUS
5
EMI
35
MIA
Ret
ESP
8
MON
6
AZE
9
CAN
15
GBR
6
AUT
7
FRA
7
HUN
7
BEL
12
NED
7
ITA
7
SIN
4
JPN
10
USA
6
MXC
9
SAP
Ret7
ABU
6
7th 122
2023 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL60 Mercedes-AMG F1 M14 E Performance 1.6 V6 t BHR
17
SAU
17
AUS
6
AZE
9
MIA
17
MON
9
ESP
17
CAN
13
AUT
4
GBR
2
HUN
2
BEL
76
NED
7
ITA
8
SIN
2
JPN
2
QAT
33
USA
24
MXC
5
SAP
22
LVG
Ret
ABU
5
6th 205
2024 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL38 Mercedes-AMG F1 M15 E Performance 1.6 V6 t BHR
6
SAU
8
AUS JPN CHN MIA EMI MON CAN ESP AUT GBR HUN BEL NED ITA AZE SIN USA MXC SAP LVG QAT ABU 8th* 12*

 Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress.

Lando Norris net worth as of 2024

While estimates differ, several sources agree that Lando’s net worth has comfortably zoomed past the £10 million mark reported by the Sunday Times Rich List in 2022, now reaching an estimated $30 million.

This meteoric rise owes much to his lucrative McLaren contract, offering a cool $15 million annually ($5 million base + $10 million performance-related bonuses), propelling him to sixth place on Forbes’ list of highest-paid F1 drivers in 2023.

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