McLaren Confirms Sainz & Norris For 2020

2019 French GP

McLaren to retain Sainz, Norris for 2020

Despite racing at Silverstone many times in his junior career, Lando Norris says racing in front of his home fans for the first time as a Formula 1 driver means a lot to him as he bids to extend his points scoring run to three races this weekend.

"We are very happy with both of them, how they are progressing since the beginning of the season with us", team boss Andreas Seidl told Sky Sports News.

McLaren CEO Zak Brown also heralded the impact the two drivers had had one the Woking-based outfit.

It has been announced that both McLaren drivers will continue to drive for the team for the 2020 season.

"Lando has got up to speed with the demands of Formula 1 incredibly quickly and is growing in confidence every weekend".

Following an upturn in performance this year, McLaren has made the decision to retain Norris alongside Sainz for its 2020 F1 driver line-up. "This is welcome news for the whole McLaren team and we look forward to continuing our partnership together". "Both Carlos and Lando are proving themselves as racers and are integral to our path to recovery". He drove for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the 2015 season and the 2016 season as well as for much of the 2017 season before he spent the season's final four races driving for Renault, where he spent the entire 2018 season before making the switch to McLaren.

Competing in nine Grand Prixs, the teenager has made an impressive start to his Formula 1 career and now sits in eighth place in the drivers' championship table.

The more experienced Sainz had a hard start to the season as the Spaniard finished outside the points in the first three races, but has bounced back to register in five of his last six outings.

Their combined efforts have put McLaren in a comfortable fourth in the constructors' standings, 20 points clear of fifth-placed Renault.

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