Lando Norris has admitted that he hated the fictional rivalry created by the media between him and Daniel Ricciardo.
The teen and Ricciardo had been teammates at McLaren, the place the Australian was anticipated to be the lead driver throughout the group. Nonetheless, whereas Ricciardo may by no means discover his ft throughout the group, Norris bought to grips with the automobile and did significantly better than his seasoned teammate.
Wanting again on the partnership, Norris informed the Mirror that he hated the fictional warfare that has been created between him and Ricciardo.
“It simply frustrates me once I see folks making an attempt to make it seem like we hate one another or that we do not like one another, or have enjoyable or no matter. I hate that individuals suppose that as a result of there’s not been one case the place that is been the reality,” he stated.
The 23-year-old felt that a few of his trustworthy feedback concerning the scenario Ricciardo discovered himself in at McLaren had been twisted for the sake of catchy headlines.
“Being trustworthy, due to some sure feedback that I’ve stated, when it is concerning what it has been like among the issues Daniel’s struggled with this automobile, and I’ve simply been trustworthy and stated that it is not my job to assist him. These feedback, folks only for some cause take it as I do not like him, that I am not buddies with him and we do not get alongside. Then they simply see like a headline and simply wish to consider every little thing like that. I do not know why else they might consider it,” he expressed.
“I wish to be like what Daniel is sweet at” – Lando Norris
Lando Norris additionally revealed a few of Daniel Ricciardo’s traits that impressed him probably the most, with one in all them being his potential to utterly change his demeanor relying on whether or not he is racing or when he is off observe.
“I wish to be like what Daniel is sweet at, figuring out what the individual he might be on a racetrack and the individual he might be away from a race observe and the respect he can have on both aspect of that platform. I believe that’s what he is excellent at – when he places his helmet on, he turns into this man. And when it is off, he is the enjoyable man,” he stated.
Lando Norris will group up with Oscar Piastri for 2023 and this time round it will likely be the British driver that will be anticipated to guide the group.