McLaren's new star can be Hamilton's successor

McLaren's new star can be Hamilton's successor

Lando Norris's potential has been obvious for some time, but his early McLaren Autosport BRDC Award test and increased responsibilities with the Formula 1 team suggests he is exceeding the already high expectations

People are always looking for the next Formula 1 star. Followers of junior racing take pride in spotting talent before anyone else, Red Bull has reaped the benefits of its rigorous driver programme, and national interest in motorsport increases when there is a homegrown hero to cheer for.

Britain has a good record when it comes to drivers, but there is always the concern about where the next potential world champion is going to come from. That's particularly true for Silverstone owner, the British Racing Drivers' Club, which knows that having a frontrunning local hero can make a big difference to the number of fans who come through the gates for the British Grand Prix.

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