Lando Norris adds fuel to reports of him joining Red Bull

Lando Norris has been linked with a move to Red Bull, despite having a McLaren contract until the end of 2025.

Lando Norris has caused chaos on social media, after it was discovered that the McLaren driver started following Red Bull on Instagram.

The reason for this causing chaos is because the championship leaders have recently spoken very highly about the 23-year-old.

Following last weekend’s British Grand Prix, Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko admitted that Norris would “suit” Red Bull, something which has led to speculation of a potential swoop for the driver.

“He has a contract with McLaren in 2025, but he is by far the strongest of the young drivers,” Marko told Kleine Zeitung newspaper.

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“His youthful nature would also suit him best at Red Bull. And it’s no secret that he and Max (Verstappen) are good friends.”

Norris wouldn’t be able to move until 2026, given that his current deal expires in 2025.

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has also stressed that Norris hasn’t got any exit clauses in his contract, meaning he can’t jump ship early.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has revealed previously that the Austrians have spoken to Norris about a move, most notably before he signed his long-term lucrative deal with McLaren.

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According to, Red Bull have once again approached Norris about a potential move, presumably for when the new power unit regulations are introduced.

Norris is an exceptional talent who is yet to drive a car capable of fighting for victories consistently, something many people want to see.

He did briefly lead the British GP recently following on from qualifying second, before he was overtaken by Verstappen at the Silverstone International Circuit.

Norris held on to finish second, a result which caught the attention of several teams, most notably, Mercedes.

1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill believes Red Bull should absolutely consider a move for Norris when his deal expires, especially as Sergio Perez’s poor form has resulted in him being “under pressure”.

“I think he’s already under pressure,” Hill told the Independent ahead of the British GP.

“They cannot afford to have a car that good and not have two cars right up there for the championship.

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“Possibly Lando. He’s still got a few more years left at McLaren.

“I was surprised when he signed such a long-term deal [until end of 2025]. It’s a long time, I’d have done three years tops.

“If you’re that confident in yourself, you need to be able to move when the time is right.”