Lando Norris is one of the hottest commodities in F1 right now, with many teams vying for his services.
Year after year, Lando Norris continues to defy expectations and raise the bar, with the Englishman being the only driver in 2022 to stand on the podium without donning the overalls of Mercedes, Red Bull or Ferrari.
The 23-year-old signed a lucrative long-term contract with McLaren in 2021, tying his career to the team for the foreseeable future, much to the dismay of Red Bull, who have admired Norris for years.
According to Basically Sports, Norris is currently one of the most valuable drivers on the circuit with a staggering net worth of $25m.
Successive seasons and growing success have seen the worth of the Brit climb significantly, with the McLaren driver relocating from a house share in Guildford to a house in Monaco a couple of years ago.
Since joining Formula 1 in 2019, Norris has been a member of the McLaren team and has amassed an outstanding collection of supercars manufactured by McLaren.
According to sources, Norris owns both a $300,000 McLaren 720S and a $200,000 McLaren 570 GT, an outstanding beginning to a car collection that is anticipated to increase over the 23-year-motorsport old’s career.
Similar to his close buddy Charles Leclerc, Norris recently ended his long-term relationship and is currently unattached.
Although the McLaren driver and Portuguese model Luisinha Olivera appeared to be a nice match, they announced a sҺocking breakup last year after a brief on-and-off relationship.
“Hi everyone. Luisa and I have mutually decided to stop our relationship, but we will remain close friends,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.
“I wish her the best and have the utmost admiration for all that she does as an incredible, powerful, and lovely woman.”
Norris does not appear to be dating after his breakup with Luisinha Olivera, but as he prefers to keep his private life away from the media, his relationship status cannot be confirmed.
Red Bull is apparently interested in signing Norris should McLaren be unable to supply him with a winning car in the near future, despite the fact that he has a long-term deal with McLaren.
De Vries claims he missed out on F1 seat to Norris and Russell due to crashes
Nyck de Vries did a great job when he filled in for Alex Albon at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix for Williams.
This weekend, at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Nyck de Vries will make his Formula 1 debut as a full-time driver. The Dutchman will be racing against some of his old rivals.
De Vries, who is 28 years old, is one of the more experienced rookies. He won the Formula 2 World Championship in 2019 and the Formula E World Championship in 2021. He hopes to get off to a great start in F1.
He did replace Alex Albon at the Italian Grand Prix last year after FP3. The Thai driver had to go to the hospital because he had appendicitis.
Albon, Lando Norris, and George Russell are all people De Vries knows very well because he raced against them in F2 in 2018.
The Dutchman finished the season in fourth place. Russell, who was dating De Vries’ sister at the time, Norris, and Albon all got F1 seats for 2019 because they finished first, second, and third, respectively.
De Vries probably would have finished second or third that season if he hadn’t quit twice when he was close to winning. It was a very competitive season for F2.
Russell won the championship that year, but some people have wondered if De Vries would have moved up to F1 in 2019 if he had finished ahead of Norris and Albon, who went to McLaren and AlphaTauri, respectively.
The Dutch driver had to work very hard to get to Formula 1, and his path was definitely not the best.
Just in single-seaters, De Vries spent three seasons in Formula E and was also a reserve driver for Mercedes. He watched as his former F2 competitors raced in F1 while he did the same.
De Vries is sure that he could have finished higher than fourth in the 2018 F2 season, but that his “own mistakes” cost him the chance to finish in the top three.
“We would have been able to finish second or third in the championship if it weren’t for a few mistakes I made,” de Vries told the AlphaTauri podcast.
“We were very fast, and we won a good number of races (five in the season), but I made too many mistakes that cost a lot of money. This can ruin a weekend, especially in Formula 2, where there are both feature races and sprint races.
“Twice we were fighting for the win, and I crashed. That means you lose two weekends.”
“The top three, George, Lando, and Alex, were moved up to Formula 1. I came in fourth, and to be honest, I just looked at myself because I thought it was my fault that I couldn’t get more points.
“We were definitely ahead and had more wins than the people in front of us (three to one against Norris), but I lost too many points when we could have scored big points.”