Fresh from the deal that sees McLaren returning to Mercedes power in 2021, Lando Norris is reportedly now managed by the Silver Arrows.
According to a report by Italian publication AutoMoto, one key detail was not announced when the deal between McLaren and Mercedes was officially made.
AutoMoto claim that the financial operation of the engine deal was headed by Horatio Investments, where Lando Norris’ father, Adam, is the founder and CEO of the company.
With Mercedes recently losing Esteban Ocon to Renault, it appears the Silvers Arrow have used this opportunity with McLaren to make an interesting move in the market and add to their young driver ranks alongside George Russell, who is currently at Williams.
Adam Norris’ biography on the Horatio Investments website states that he ‘invests strategically in areas of personal interest, such as Formula 1, equine sports and commercial property’.
Mercedes currently have Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in place until the end of the 2020 season ahead of the regulation overhaul, while McLaren were the first to announce their 2020 plans by retaining both Norris and his team-mate Carlos Sainz.
Both McLaren drivers have caught the eye this season as the Woking team close in on a P4 finish in the Constructors’ Championship.
Norris, in his first Formula 1 season, currently sits P9 in the standings with 35 points. His best finishes so far came in Bahrain and Austria, where he finished P6.