Lando Norris plans downtime with Albon and Leclerc while adjusting to extravagant Monaco

Monaco is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world due to its rich and extravagant lifestyle. For the uninitiated, Monaco is also a permanent base for a number of F1 drivers, including Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc. The latest to join his peers is McLaren star Lando Norris. Although the move drew some criticism initially, the 22-year-old is more than happy with his decision.

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The sumptuous principality is located in the center of Europe, which allows F1 stars to travel across the continent for the various Grand Prix events. Plus, the low tax rates and temperate Mediterranean climate all add up nicely to make Monaco an F1 star’s paradise. Norris recently left Surrey in the UK for a lavish apartment in Monaco.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in action during qualifying REUTERS/Mike Blake

Although he’s still settling in, Norris seems very excited about the new move. Norris shares a great relationship with George Russell and Alex Albon, a relationship that dates back to their junior days. While Russell still resides in the UK, Albon is a regular visitor to Monaco. In a recent interviewNorris said he plans to spend his free time with fellow drivers Leclerc and Albon.

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“I know Alex is there a lot and Charles is there and has spoken to a few of them already and knowing that I might be playing golf with Charles, I know he also plays golf. paddle, which I get into. So it’s nice but I’m still getting used to living there. said Norris, as reported by FormulaRapida.

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‘Happiness comes first’: Lando Norris on his contract with Mclaren

Norris recently agreed a lucrative multi-year contract with the Woking-based team until the end of 2025. According to reports, the deal makes him one of the highest paid drivers on the grid. Asked about the deal, Norris says that although there is a financial side to it, he values ​​his fun and happiness above all else.

“It’s nothing serious, it’s a new contract, that’s for sure” Norris said. “But that’s not the most important thing to me, I’ve always said my fun and everything and happiness comes first, that’s still the most important thing to me.”

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Also, Norris thinks he can be a big help to his friends now that he walks away with more money. “And with more money, I think I’m already a really nice guy when it comes to how much I help my friends. And I help them as much as possible. Whether it’s giving them opportunities, or paying for dinner, or something like that, it’s something I’m already happy to do. » said the McLaren driver.

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We’re heading into pre-season testing, where Norris and Ricciardo will get behind the wheel of the 2022 MCL36. Fans are expecting some sort of shift in power dynamics on the 2022 network, which is governed by a new set of regulations. Drop your McLaren predictions in the comments section below.

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