Lando Norris says Daniel Ricciardo’s arrival at McLaren provides him a possibility to be taught from a brand new and extra skilled workforce mate who’s a strong-all-rounder.
Ricciardo is “good in most likely each single space” as a driver, stated Norris. His solely earlier F1 workforce mate, Carlos Sainz Jnr, has moved to Ferrari this yr.
Norris stated he hopes to “be taught a little bit bit extra from a special driver, get to know somebody who has a special strategy on issues and never form of simply get in the identical habits that you simply get to know from one explicit driver.”
“I solely see it as a constructive,” Norris added. “He can win races, he can rating podiums. So it’s good for me to form of simply expertise one thing completely different inside Method 1.”
Norris’ change of workforce mate comes as he enters his third season in F1. “You get used to working with one explicit method or fashion with that different driver,” he defined. “So to form of swap it up and get to know somebody completely different, learn the way he approaches his races and his entire mindset of Method 1 can be going to be very attention-grabbing. So it’s good for me.
“I can be taught from him but in addition it’s going to be a special method of working with him, in comparison with how I labored with Carlos when it comes to serving to the workforce out and dealing collectively as workforce mates reasonably than the best way I used to work with issues with Carlos.”
Norris and Ricciardo drove the workforce’s new automotive for the primary time yesterday. Talking forward of the take a look at, Norris stated he “will already have the ability to take issues away from simply doing a couple of laps, studying from him, studying from his suggestions, and issues on the simulator already I’ve been in a position to decide up on.”
The one pre-season take a look at will happen over three days at Bahrain International Circuit subsequent month.
“By way of how and the place he’s going to push me greater than ever, it’s troublesome to know till we get into the correct pre-season take a look at and we get into the primary race as a result of that’s when every little thing form of comes alive a little bit bit extra and other people present their true colors.
“I’m positive it’s going to be mainly each space the place he’s pushing me and hopefully I’ll be pushing him, too.”
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