Lando Norris is not going to leave McLaren for Red Bull, according to McLaren chief Zak Brown. The rumours that the British driver, who is third in the drivers’ championship, could join Max Verstappen at Red Bull have been denied by Brown, who said that Norris has a long-term contract with McLaren and is very happy there . Brown also complimented Norris for his superb performance this season, saying that he has become one of the best drivers on the grid.
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Norris, who made his Formula 1 debut with McLaren in 2019, has achieved three podiums and one pole position this year, and is only 12 points behind Verstappen in the standings. He has also beaten his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who has found it difficult to get used to the McLaren car. He said that he likes racing with Verstappen, but that he is focused on his own career and not on what other teams are doing.
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Red Bull, on the other hand, is still looking for a suitable partner for Verstappen, who is battling with Lewis Hamilton for the title. The team has not confirmed whether Sergio Perez will stay for another season, and has also explored other options such as Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon. Red Bull boss Christian Horner said that he spoke to him “a couple of times” about a possible seat in the past, but that he respects his commitment to McLaren .
It looks like Norris and Verstappen will have to wait for another chance to race together as teammates, as McLaren and Red Bull are set to remain rivals in Formula 1. The two teams are currently second and third in the constructors’ championship, behind Mercedes, and are aiming to challenge for the top spot in the near future.