Since the tender age of seven young Lando Norris, has made waves in the racing world.

From karting to being the lead Mclaren F1 driver Lando has surpassed every expectation. He now stands with a real chance to challenge Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.

Here’s a glance at his meteoric ascent:

Young Lando Norris and his Karting Beginnings (2013-2014)

Young Lando Norris

At seven, Norris made a resounding entrance, grabbing pole in his first national event. By 2013, he dominated the KF-Junior karting realm, winning the CIK FIA European Championship, International Super Cup, and the WSK Euro Series.

In 2014, his prodigious talents saw him clinch the CIK-FIA KF World Championship, becoming the youngest world champion in karting.

Young Lando Norris First Car Racing (2014-2015)

Transitioning to car racing, Norris debuted in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2014, securing third place with four race victories. In 2015, he joined Carlin Motorsport for the MSA Formula Championship (later F4 British Championship).

Norris dominated with eight wins, eventually seizing the championship. Additionally, he made sporadic appearances in the ADAC and Italian Formula 4 circuits, securing six podiums in the former.

Diverse Racing Experiences (2016)

Young Lando Norris

January saw Norris in New Zealand, winning the Toyota Racing Series. Back in Europe, he raced in the Formula Renault 2.0, securing both the Eurocup and Northern European Cup titles.

Concurrently, Norris marked his presence in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with four victories.

A guest appearance in the European Formula 3 Championship was followed by a challenging Macau Grand Prix, where after a crash, he made an impressive comeback from 27th to finish 11th.

European Championship & Macau (2017)

Norris’s full-time commitment to the 2017 European Formula 3 Championship with Carlin was a success.

Facing stiff competition, he emerged triumphant with twenty podium finishes and nine wins, clinching the championship title.

November’s Macau Grand Prix saw Norris finishing second, trailing Dan Ticktum. He then debuted in the FIA Formula 2 with Campos Racing.

FIA Formula 2 Championship (2018)

Norris’s full-time participation in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship witnessed an impressive start with a win in Bahrain. Despite leading the championship, setbacks in Sochi pushed him to third in standings. However, a spirited performance in the final round at Yas Marina Circuit saw him finishing second.

From karting tracks to international circuits, Norris’s journey reflects exceptional talent and a promising future in motorsport. Recommends


By Jonny Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jonny Noble I’m a dedicated F1 Writer – and I’ve Been One for Over Four Decades, I’ve been intimately immersed in the world of Formula One for more than 44 years. That’s longer than most professional commentators can boast! As an independent writer, I offer a unique perspective on the entire F1 landscape, free from biases that might cloud the discussion. We dive deep into the exhilarating, frustrating, and captivating facets of the F1 universe. So, regardless of my amateur status, one thing is undeniable: four decades of dedicated F1 fandom have forged strong opinions worth exploring!