Max Verstappen and Lando Norris start summer break with huge festival appearance

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris are often seen hanging out with each other when not at a race weekend.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen and friend Lando Norris were spotted with global DJ sensation Martin Garrix, not long after the conclusion of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Just a few hours after the first half of the 2023 season came to a close, Verstappen and Norris jumped into a helicopter to the Belgian town of Boom, where one of the biggest festivals in the world was coming to a close.

Verstappen and Norris were spotted at Tomorrowland with Garrix, who is a mutual friend of the duo.

Garrix had been with the McLaren driver in New York City recently, ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Garrix was performing at Tomorrowland, with both drivers having seemingly loved his set.

“P7 after a mega final stint! And some good points. Not an easy weekend but good way to end the first half. Now to enjoy a couple weeks off,” Norris wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the event.

“Simply lovely start to the summer break. Thanks @MartinGarrix,” Verstappen wrote on Twitter.

Verstappen certainly concluded the first half of the season in a better position than Norris, with the Dutchman having claimed his eighth consecutive victory.

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The two-time World Champion was unstoppable at Spa-Francorchamps, with him having recovered from sixth on the grid to win the race by over 22 seconds.

His victory was also his 10th of the year overall and the 45th of his career.

Nobody has been able to touch the 25-year-old all season, something which has enabled him to build a 125-point lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

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Norris on the other hand, has endured a much tougher first half of the season, with McLaren having struggled at the start of the year.

Since introducing a large upgrades package in Austria though, Norris has excelled, enabling him to claim two podiums in the last three races.

The British driver has a great chance at having a strong second half of 2023 should McLaren continue to run well, something which could result in Norris putting both Ferrari drivers under pressure in the Drivers’ Championship.