Lando Norris, who next month will become the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One, has said he knows he will make mistakes while under the intense scrutiny of his debut season for McLaren. Norris will be 19 at the first grand prix in Melbourne and faces by far the most challenging test of his career as he seeks to make his mark at a team still in the throes of rebuilding after four years of underperformance.
Norris and his teammate Carlos Sainz Jr replace Fernando Alonso, who has retired from F1, and Stoffel Vandoorne, who was dropped by McLaren at the end of last season.Continue reading...
• BAT will promote its electronic smoking alternatives
• Williams launches 2019 car in a different shade of blue
British American Tobacco, which withdrew from Formula One in 2006, when tobacco advertising was banned from the sport, is to return in a “global partnership” with McLaren. BAT is the second tobacco company to return to F1 for promotional purposes that are not covered by the ban.
BAT ran its own team after buying Tyrrell in 1997 and formally entered in 1999 as British American Racing. They took 15 podium places and Jenson Button was at the wheel during their most successful season, when they were second in the 2004 constructors’ championship. The team were sold to Honda in 2006.Continue reading...
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