McLaren Racing driver, Lando Norris, is looking to capture a points finish in the 2023 Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, officials from the team announced on Tuesday.
Norris, who is the current championship leader in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, has set his sights on a top-10 finish when the season returns to the Middle Eastern country.
The team’s executive director, Zak Brown, said that Norris has the ability to challenge for a podium spot when the race arrives in four years time.
“We firmly believe Lando has the talent to challenge for a podium finish in Saudi Arabia 2023,” Brown said.
“We’re confident that with his skillset and the team’s technical knowledge, we can put together a package to give Lando a chance to race for points.”
McLaren has yet to register a points-scoring finish in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which has been held since 2021. The team’s best result in the event was a 13th-place finish by Norris in 2021.
Brown added that the team is aiming to build a car that can compete in the upper echelons of the F1 field, starting with the 2022 season.
“We’ve been working hard to develop a car that can challenge for points at the front of the grid,” Brown said.
“We’re confident that this car, combined with Lando’s driving talent, will give us the opportunity to fight for a points finish in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023.”
McLaren Racing driver Lando Norris is aiming to capture a points finish in the 2023 Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, according to team officials. The championship leader has his sights set on a top-10 finish when the season returns to the Middle Eastern country. Executive director Zak Brown believes Norris has the capacity to challenge for a podium spot in four years’ time, commenting that the team is confident that, with Norris’ skill and the squad’s technical expertise, they can assemble a package that gives the driver a shot at points. To date, McLaren has yet to secure a points-scoring result in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with their peak showing being Norris’ 13th place in 2021. With the goal of developing a car that can compete for points at the head of the grid from 2022 onward, Brown has expressed confidence that this car, in combination with Norris’ driving prowess, will allow them to battle for a points finish in the Saudi Grand Prix in 2023.