Meet Lando Norris at the Japanese Grand Prix through F1 Experiences

Published on 30 August, 2019

CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Lando Norris, McLaren during the French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23, 2019 in Circuit Paul Ricard, France. (Photo by Steven Tee / LAT Images)

Joining F1 Experiences at the legendary Suzuka Circuit for this season’s Japanese Grand Prix will be McLaren rookie Lando Norris.

The 19-year-old Brit will be F1 Experiences’ guest in the Champions Club, with Champions Club Package holders able to chat to Lando and hear how he quickly rose through the junior ranks to become Britain’s next F1 star.

In addition to premium seating directly above the team garages, guests will also enjoy Guided Paddock Access on Saturday or Sunday with the chance to watch the teams up close as their prepare their cars for the Grand Prix.

A word-class selection of gourmet food and beverages will be available in the Champions Club Hospitality suite throughout the weekend, while guests will also have the opportunity to quiz a senior F1 Executive on Saturday or Sunday to learn about the inner workings of the sport.

Lando Norris biography

At just 19 years of age, Lando Norris is quickly becoming one of F1’s brightest talents, and his performances for McLaren during the first half of this year have marked him out as one to watch in the seasons to come.

Norris’ career trajectory has been nothing short of phenomenal in recent years, with titles in MSA Formula, Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and FIA European Formula 3 already on his CV.

Nine podiums, including a dominant debut win, was enough to secure Norris a runner-up spot in his first and only full season in the competitive FIA F2 Championship. Remarkably, it was the first year since 2011 that the young Brit had not been crowned champion of the series he had raced in.

HOCKENHEIMRING, GERMANY – JULY 27: Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34 during the German GP at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheimring, Germany. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

Already on the F1 radar by this point, it was the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC Award title he won two years earlier that earned Norris a first F1 test that would ultimately be the turning point in his career.

His impressive performances led to him being snapped up by the British team to become its official test and reserve driver for 2018, before graduating to the race team a year later as team-mate to Spanish racer Carlos Sainz.

With McLaren’s resurgence showing no signs of stopping, Norris has been one of the standout performers this year, leading team boss Zak Brown to announce an extension to his contract just nine races into his rookie campaign.

Aside from F1 racing, Norris has also caught the eye on the sportscar racing scene, with his one-off performance at the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours earning high praise from decorated team-mate Fernando Alonso.

An avid sim racer in his spare time, Norris has quickly become a fans favourite and is known to regularly engage with supporters via social media and the popular live streaming platform Twitch.

Don’t miss your chance to meet one of the sport’s most prominent young stars, as Lando Norris joins F1 Experiences in the glamourous setting of the Champions Club in Suzuka.

Meet Lando Norris in Suzuka with Grand Prix Events