Lando Norris, the British driver for McLaren in Formula 1, has heaped praise on the team’s performance director Andrea Stella, claiming he “couldn’t ask for a better team boss.”
Stella, who previously worked as a race engineer for Fernando Alonso at Ferrari, joined McLaren in 2015 and has played a key role in the team’s resurgence in recent years. Under Stella’s guidance, McLaren has seen a significant improvement in performance, with Norris securing multiple podium finishes and consistently challenging the front-runners.
Speaking about Stella, Norris said, “He’s been a huge part of my career and my progress at McLaren. He’s been there for me every step of the way, and I couldn’t ask for a better team boss. He’s someone who understands racing and knows how to get the best out of me and the team.”
Norris’s comments come as McLaren continues to impress in the 2021 Formula 1 season, currently sitting in third place in the constructors’ championship. The team has shown strong pace and consistency, with both Norris and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo delivering solid performances on track.
Stella’s leadership and management style have been credited with helping to create a positive and supportive environment within the McLaren team, which has undoubtedly contributed to their success on the grid.
With a promising season ahead, Norris’s endorsement of Stella only adds to the growing belief that McLaren is on the right track to challenge the dominant teams at the front of the grid.
As the team continues to make strides in its performance, the praise from Norris demonstrates the strong bond between the driver and his team boss, and serves as a testament to the positive and collaborative culture within McLaren.