Nico Rosberg says Lando Norris is “probably the very best” F1 driver of his era

Nico Rosberg has instructed Lando Norris may develop into the very best among the many present crop of younger F1 abilities.

That’s some declare from the previous World Champion contemplating Norris is up in opposition to Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and George Russell, all aged inside a few years of the McLaren driver.

Every of that quartet will hope to ultimately set up their very own interval of dominance in Method 1, just like what Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have achieved at completely different instances throughout the previous dozen years.

Verstappen, it might be argued, could even be on the way in which to doing so already, contemplating he’s 63 factors clear in his quest to make it back-to-back Drivers’ titles.

Norris, like Russell, has but to win an F1 race. However that has not stopped Rosberg from predicting he would possibly even develop into the choose of a powerful bunch establishing themselves as the game’s main stars.

In a dialogue on Sky F1 about Norris’ struggling team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, Rosberg stated of the Briton: “He is likely one of the better of the following era and probably the very best.

“I believe on this case, greater than bashing Daniel at this time limit we must always simply reward Lando, who’s driving completely like a future World Champion.”

From his personal perspective, Norris appears at dominant drivers down the ages of F1 and considers himself lucky to be competing in opposition to Hamilton.

“You at all times hear the tales of when there was Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher and on this interval it’s been Lewis,” stated the 22-year-old, quoted by The Guardian.

“You hear concerning the battles he’s had, and people guys had with [Alain] Prost and [Nigel] Mansell. In 20 or 30 years’ time it is going to be the identical about Lewis racing Seb and Max.

“Then someplace there’s my identify a bit additional down…you’re taking it without any consideration initially since you are doing your individual factor, however in 30 years’ time that’s once you realise you have been in a method fortunate to be racing in that point.”

Norris and Hamilton have at all times loved an excellent relationship and the youthful of the 2 Britons has once more praised the seven-time former World Champion.

“He’s well-liked,” he stated. “He’s a pleasant individual, he appears at all times to wish to assist the Brits and the younger drivers.

“He provides recommendation with little issues, asks what I’m planning. He has been by means of every part, so he is aware of what groups attempt to get out of you and what it’s best to get out of groups. It’s small issues, however he’s at all times prepared to assist.”



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