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McLaren CEO Zak Brown Confirms Lando Norris Will Remain with Team Until 2025 Amidst Red Bull Rumors

In response to widespread speculation, McLaren CEO Zak Brown firmly stated that Lando Norris will continue with McLaren until his contract ends in 2025. This announcement puts to rest rumors of Norris’s potential switch to Red Bull.

Key Takeaways:

  • McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has publicly denied reports suggesting that Lando Norris might leave McLaren for Red Bull before his contract expires in 2025. This follows rumors fueled by Nico Rosberg and the uncertain future of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez.
  • Norris himself expressed interest in possibly working with Max Verstappen in the future, a statement that added to the speculation. However, he remains committed to McLaren for the duration of his contract.
  • Despite the praise Norris has received from Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and the team’s advisor, Brown emphasized that Norris is not for sale and will be with McLaren through to 2025, as confirmed in a statement to

The Formula 1 community has been abuzz with rumors and speculations about the future of McLaren driver Lando Norris. With talks of a potential switch to Red Bull in the air, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has stepped forward to clear the air. Addressing the swirling rumors, Brown firmly stated that Norris will not be leaving McLaren until his contract concludes at the end of 2025.

This statement comes amidst a backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the Red Bull team, especially concerning Sergio Perez’s future with the team. The situation was further complicated by Norris’s comments about being open to working with Max Verstappen in the future. Speaking to Planet F1, Norris said, “It’s definitely something I would be open to in the future. I think it’d be great to work alongside someone like that and, at the same time, see where I can really stand against him. I’d be open for it.”

However, despite these comments and the interest shown by Red Bull, Brown’s stance is clear. He dismissed Nico Rosberg’s suggestions of an imminent switch for Norris, stressing the team’s commitment to their current lineup. Speaking to, Brown was unequivocal, “Correct. Lando will be racing at McLaren through to 2025. Absolutely.”

The clarification from Brown puts an end to the rumors and reaffirms Norris’s position at McLaren. It is a significant statement, particularly considering the attention Norris has garnered from the Red Bull camp, including praise from team principal Christian Horner. With this announcement, McLaren underlines its confidence in Norris and its commitment to its current team structure, quelling the speculation and focusing on the future with one of F1’s most promising talents securely in their lineup.

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