The partnership between McLaren Racing and Lando Norris will continue through 2025 after a fresh agreement was announced on Wednesday.
McLaren last May retained Norris on a multi-year arrangement but the parties have now committed to a fresh four-year contract that covers 2022 through 2025.
The partnership between McLaren and Norris began back in 2017, when he was signed to its young driver programme, aged 17, and tested its Formula 1 car mid-season.
Norris stepped up to a reserve driver role and through 2018 became increasingly embedded within its Formula 1 team, ultimately signed as a race driver for 2019.
Norris last year enjoyed his strongest season in Formula 1, claiming his maiden pole in Russia, along with four podiums, to finish sixth in the championship.
“Teams are about people, and I love the people and feel at home at McLaren,” said Norris.
“I have grown up in this team and I’m part of this journey we’re all on.
“Last season was another great step, both in my career and the team’s performance, and I see and feel all the work, investment, and commitment for the team to be in a position to challenge for wins and titles in the future.
“This all gives me huge confidence looking forward, so it was a natural decision to extend our relationship for the next few years.”
Team Principal, Andreas Seidl, said: “The opportunity to extend our relationship with Lando reflects not only our commitment but our belief and confidence in his talent.
“It is also a strong sign of trust and commitment from Lando in us as a team and our journey to world championship contention.
“Lando has shown impressive growth as a Formula 1 driver over the past four years and has been an instrumental part of the team’s momentum and performance trajectory.
“We are still on our journey to fight at the front and Lando is a key element of our plan, so to lock him into place, alongside Daniel [Ricciardo] and our senior leadership, gives us stability and continuity as we build towards our ultimate shared goal of world championships.”
McLaren is due to present its 2022 car, the MCL36, on Friday.
Sticking around for that VW buyout. 😉