Max Verstappen talks about 'his best friend on the grid'

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Max Verstappen talks about 'his best friend on the grid'

Max Verstappen is currently the most dominant in F1. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he talked about his best friend from the grid, which is obviously Lando Norris. “I get on really well with Lando because he is just himself and normal.

He is my best friend on the grid. He loves what he is doing. I could see clearly from years ago in go-karting that he was very quick - though we never raced against each other. Everything just came to him really naturally as a driver.

Good performances were not just one-offs or hit and miss; he was always up at the front. So it was clear he was always going to be here. Some people are quick but don’t know why or how to explain it. Lando knows what he is doing, and that is good for Mclaren.

When he first joined Formula One he was a bit overwhelmed. Lando can be a little shy but he is a super nice guy and you can see, from year one to now, how he has grown as a person - and that helps his performance because he has more confidence in himself”.

- he said, as quoted by

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris

Sky's Karun Chandhok hopes Norris and Verstappen could become teammates. He hopes that in the future there will be clauses that will make such things possible.

“I do wonder, and if they’re smart they would have created some sort of exit clause,” Chandhok said. “For example, McLaren don’t finish in the top four of the constructors’ championship two years in a row, is there an option for Lando to look elsewhere? Because outside of the traditional top three teams, you’ve got Fernando [Alonso] and Lando who are your top two drivers on the grid aren’t they? And the fact he [Norris] is fighting to even get a car into Q3, there’s got to be a bit of frustration there I would imagine”.

Max Verstappen