Lando Norris believes that the first half of the 2021 Formula 1 campaign has been the best stretch in his career.

The first 11 races of the 2021 F1 season have been exceptional for the McLaren driver – he has scored 3 podiums and now sits 3rd in the Drivers’ Championship with 113 points. Norris himself agrees that he has good momentum.

“I would say this has probably been my best [run] by quite a long way,” he said.

“There was only really Barcelona which was an off weekend for me, the rest of them have been pretty good, and I don’t think I’ve had that in probably any other series.

“My best one before this was Formula 4, or Formula Renault, probably more like Formula 4, just with my consistency in the qualifying side of it. I didn’t qualify outside the top two all season, but that’s only qualifying.

“I think this year what’s been good is both my qualifying consistency and, more importantly, the race consistency. So definitely my best start I’ve had in my career.”

At the same time, the young Briton admits that he is still adapting to the MCL35M car.

“First, I was driving it very similar to last year, which in the end was not the correct way to drive it. I’m still trying to get my head around it now,” Norris commented.

“[I’m] still trying to understand how to really extract everything out of it and [at] every single weekend.

“It’s not easy, so it took me a while to realize how to drive it, and it’s still taking me even until now to be able to know every time I go out what I need to do to extract everything out of the car. It’s part of the challenge, I guess.”

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