Test ‘doesn’t change anything’ for Norris

Date published: August 5 2017

Lando Norris does not envisage a Formula 1 opportunity coming his way next year despite impressing at the Hungary test for McLaren-Honda.

The 17-year-old, who finished P2, was just two tenths off the pace set by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, completing 91 laps in the process.

Norris will now head back to compete in the F3 European Championship, and while he does not see himself in that category next year, he feels it will not be for a spot at the highest level.

“I’m not 100%, but I am pretty sure I won’t be doing F3 next year,” said Norris.

"McLaren are trying to keep Fernando [Alonso] and Stoffel, it’s not really up to me.

“I don’t think it’s going to be F1 next year, I think it’s more likely to be Formula 2 or Super Formula.

“I don’t think the test changes anything for this season – nothing is planned. For this year the focus is on F3 and I hope to win it.”

Norris is currently second in F3, 18 points behind leader Maximilian Gunther.