Young Somerset born racer Lando Norris made his first single-seater appearance outside of the United Kingdom after he competed in the Italian F4 Championship. Norris, who competed for Mucke Motorsports team managed to finish as high as third place over the course of the weekend.
Norris, performed well throughout the weekend. He had started strongly, being the fastest driver in practice and then qualifying second for the first and third races in the weekend. Unfortunetly for the 15 year old, a crash in the opening race ended his chances and made it difficult started towards the back in the second.
Despite this he managed to climb his way back through the field, finishing in fifth and claiming the fastest lap in the process. In the final race he was unable to hold his starting position to championship contender Ralf Aron, but still managed to finish on the podium as championship leader and Ferrari sponsored Guan Yu Zhou crossed the line first.
Afterwards he said; “It was really good to test myself against some different drivers and with a different team.” It was the first time he had visited the Monza circuit, commenting “We were really fast all weekend and if it wasn’t for a crash in the first race I’m sure I would have been challenging in every race.” Despite the incident he didn’t sound too affected, saying “It was a little disappointing but really good to finish the weekend with a podium.”
Norris plans to continue in the Italian F4 championship for the meantime as to gain knowledge fighting other competitors; “We are entering the different championships for experience and to keep the momentum going. But I’ll be hoping to push on with Mücke in the next round and hopefully look forward to some more podiums.”
He usually also competes in MSA Formula, where he currently lies third in the championship just 15 points off leader, Ricky Collard and is the only driver with three wins this season.