Lando Norris has moved literally closer to his McLaren team mates as he prepares for a new season that could cut the gap between the resurgent former champions and Formula One's top three.
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WOKING, England: Lando Norris has moved literally closer to his McLaren team mates as he prepares for a new season that could cut the gap between the resurgent former champions and Formula One's top three.
Monaco, the Mediterranean millionaire's playground that is home to Mercedes' six times world champion Lewis Hamilton and other rivals, is not on the 20-year-old Briton's immediate radar.
"I'm firmly set in the UK," he told reporters at the presentation of his team's new MCL35 car at their Woking headquarters in Surrey on Thursday.
"I have changed place, even closer to McLaren. I timed it the other day – it took me three minutes 20 seconds to get from here to my new place. That's driving within the speed limit," he added.
His previous commute, from Guildford, took him all of 25 minutes.
"I like going to London, I can be with my friends and have a lot of fun. If I move to Monaco I'm not going to enjoy things at all," he said, adding that he was not in any case earning the sort of wages that would compensate for the loss of fun.
"My enjoyment takes over everything else at the moment and is more crucial for how I want to be and how I want to live life."
Norris made a big impression in his 2019 debut season, not least for his light-hearted approach to social media and jockey relationship with Spanish team mate Carlos Sainz.
He said however that he planned to tone down some of that online frivolity because some people misunderstood what he was about.
"I'll still be who I am, I'll still do everything I do and have fun and still make jokes," he said.
"But there's times where sometimes maybe I need to, not shift my focus because I still worked hard… but things can get portrayed quite differently from what IRead More – Source