How McLaren has become a benchmark again

How McLaren has become a benchmark again

McLaren's newly anointed test and reserve driver Lando Norris is an avid gamer and a valued hotshot in the team's simulator. As JAMES ROBERTS discovers, no wonder he's been advising them on their eSports competition: World's Fastest Gamer

In August, a young British teenager achieved a lifetime's ambition.

Seventeen-year-old Lando Norris took part in the Hungaroring test for McLaren, getting his first taste of real F1 machinery. It was the culmination of a journey that began 13 years earlier. The Bristol-born youngster remembers trying to reach the pedals and steering wheel set up by his older brother to play Gran Turismo 4 on the Sony PlayStation 2. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for both racing and games.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c