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LANDO NORRIS said today that his aim is to emulate four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as he prepares to become the youngest Formula One driver in British history.
Teenager Norris, who turns 19 in November, will follow in the footsteps of compatriot Hamilton by joining McLaren as a rookie for the 2019 season.
He will team up with Spaniard Carlos Sainz to represent Britain’s most successful team after Fernando Alonso announced his retirement and Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne was dropped.
“I think it’s nice to be compared to such a good driver. I have admired Lewis since I started watching Formula One because I know how a good a driver he is and I know how hard it is,” Norris said.
“And for him to have done as well as he has done is pretty impressive.
“Hopefully one day I can have as many championship wins as he has.
“But I think more of my focus is on next year rather than thinking what could happen.”
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