Norris advised to trust McLaren in future negotiations The British driver has been linked with a move to Red Bull, but McLaren team principal Andrea Stella believes the team can convince him to stay.
McLaren team principal Andrea Stella has said she wants the team to secure the “confidence” of Lando Norris in discussions with the F1 team about his future. Norris has established himself as one of the top prospects in the standings after passing Sergio Perez in the last eight races to become the second highest points scorer behind Max Verstappen. The Briton has been tipped for a possible move to Red Bull in the future, with team boss Christian Horner saying he will keep an eye on his performance.
His current team McLaren recently secured the future of Oscar Piastri on a multi-year deal, while Norris is under contract until the end of the 2025 season. Stella: We’re trying to prove as much as we can to Norris Norris enjoyed a turnaround in McLaren’s fortunes after their worst start to the season, securing four podiums – including two in the last two races. Stella hopes that this will be enough to convince her during these further conversations “Certainly, the conversations with Lando will be good.
We are happy with how these conversations are going. “As for getting a vote of confidence, we are back to the facts We would certainly express our love for the human element if you will.
“As a team, you want your guys to be with you on the journey, especially when the journey is so difficult. But you also have to talk about the facts, like what is the foundation of the future, which can give us your trust ?Country, we’re doing exactly the same thing, we’re trying to prove it as much as we can in the right way and trying to create a feeling that “This will continue for years to come.”
Stella added that he thinks it would be difficult to convince a driver if his results on the track do not match what is being said about their project behind the scenes. “It would be uncomfortable for me to have a conversation with the manager where I’m trying to convince him to play a card I don’t have in my hand,” he explained. “I don’t want to be in a position where a manager said, ‘Hey, you said it was going to happen, but it’s not going to happen.’
I don’t want to be in that position, So my conversation, Zak’s conversation, is a true assessment of the facts as we know them. We don’t need to buy people, we want people to give us a vote of confidence to stay with us really, really, believing. in the journey with McLaren.”