Lando Norris to feature in Spider-Man 2

McLaren driver Lando Norris has impressed many in the Formula 1 paddock in recent years, prompting interest from other teams.

Lando Norris has collaborated with the upcoming Spider-Man 2 video game, with the British driver to have a suit inspired by him in the game.

Some of the costumes in the game – which will be released on October 20 2023 – have been inspired by various celebrities and sporting stars besides Norris, including Real Madrid footballer Vinícius Júnior and pop sensation Rina Sawayama.

Following the news being unveiled, Norris revealed that he prefers “stealth” when it comes to a Spider-Man costume, perhaps hinting at what his inspired costumes could be focused around.

Norris, Júnior and Sawayama being used as inspiration for costumes in the game has come about following the games developers, Insomniac Games, new collaboration with fashion brand KidSuper.

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The collaboration was announced on social media, with KidSuper founder Colm Dillane having said that “for the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 game, Insomniac dropped some cool suits, and this got me thinking ‘what if I could design some suits that Peter and Miles could wear in-game?’”

More information on the creative process behind the costumes is expected to be released shortly, with Norris fans likely intrigued as to what the star’s suit will look like.

Norris will be at the Circuit of the Americas for the US GP when the game is released on Friday; however, it does give him something new to play when not in the cockpit of his MCL60.

Spare time will be virtually non-existent next weekend though, with it being another sprint weekend.

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There is minimal time to rest during the sprint weekend as the action is non-stop following Free Practice 1, which is the only practice session when a sprint race is scheduled.

Norris and McLaren will be hoping that the sprint race in Texas will give them a chance to overtake Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Championship, who they sit 11 points behind.

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The Woking-based team have been catching Aston Martin for P4 at a rapid pace, arguably since they introduced their huge upgrades at the Austrian Grand Prix ahead of the summer break.

McLaren have been exceptional in recent races, with the side having secured back-to-back 2-3 finishes.

They’ve been really the only team since the summer break who’ve consistently been able to give Red Bull something to worry about, with many suspecting that either Norris or Oscar Piastri could claim a win before the end of the season.