McLaren ace aiming for strong finish to 2021

03 October 2021 22:09:52 GMTPlus11
Lando Norris keen to keep challenging

Lando Norris hopes McLaren can be competitive in every race for the rest of the Formula One season after their impressive display at the Russian Grand Prix.

Norris, who was leading the race in Sochi until a late rainstorm meant he dropped down to seventh, is 40/1 to win next weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen is 6/5 and Lewis Hamilton is 11/4.

I think places like America will be good for us.

Lando Norris

McLaren competing with frontrunners

While Verstappen's Red Bull and Hamilton's Mercedes have dominated much of the season, McLaren have had plenty to cheer about in recent weeks.

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Daniel Ricciardo led home a 1-2 for the team at last month's Italian Grand Prix at Monza and Norris also claimed pole position in Russia.

Norris flying high

The British youngster is fourth in the standings, behind Hamilton, Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes, and he is looking forward to the rest of the year.

The next three races take place in Turkey, the USA and Mexico and the season ends in Abu Dhabi, where the McLaren drivers finished fifth and sixth in 2020.

Asked which of the remaining venues should suit McLaren, Norris told Motorsport.com: "I hope everywhere. I think places like America will be good for us. Abu Dhabi was good for us last year, but this year maybe not so good because they are changing the track layout.

"In Mexico, I think we can also be quite strong, but it's so difficult to know. I guess in Russia we maybe didn't expect to be as good as we were, and maybe at Zandvoort we didn't expect to be as bad as we were."

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