Monaco life-style out of reach for McLaren´s Lando Norris
LONDON: McLaren driver Lando Norris has revealed he isn’t paid sufficient to dwell the glamour life loved by a lot of his Formula One rivals in Monaco.
Norris is about to embark on his second yr in Formula One after a profitable rookie marketing campaign.
The 20-year-old was given a brand new McLaren deal final yr, however his reported £400,000 ($522,000) annual wage is dwarfed by the multi-millionaire incomes loved by star drivers like Mercedes´ Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
As such, Norris is just not but prepared to hitch the motor racing custom of transferring to the principality.
“I am firmly staying in the UK,” Norris stated at his crew´s 2020 launch on Thursday.
“Compared to plenty of the opposite drivers, I’m not incomes the quantities that might make it extra useful to dwell in Monaco than the enjoyment lack of going into London with my buddies.
“Hopefully that is something I can look forward to in the future.”
Instead of attempting to find a luxurious abode in Monaco, in the course of the sport´s low season Norris left his outdated flat to move into new lodging inside hanging vary of McLaren´s Woking headquarters.
“I timed it the other day and it took me three minutes and 20 seconds to get home from the factory, and that is driving within the speed limit,” he added.
“I like everything how it is now. I like going out with my group of friends, and I still have a lot of fun. If I move to Monaco I am not going to enjoy things at all.”
Norris helped to take the wraps off the brand new automotive McLaren hopes will allow them to take one other step ahead on their journey again to the entrance of the grid.
Britain´s most profitable crew has spent a lot of current F1 historical past in turmoil, however they completed fourth within the constructors´ championship final yr, with Norris´ team-mate Carlos Sainz recording McLaren´s first podium in 5 years eventually season´s chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix.
“I get noticed a little bit more but I am not Lewis Hamilton,” added Norris, who recorded a finest end of fifth in his maiden marketing campaign.
“I don´t get stopped all over the place I am going. I’m on the level the place it’s cool. I’m not on the level but the place I must go undercover.
“Now and then, you do get the odd face staring at you at dinner. You are trying to eat and then you have some guy watching you which is a bit weird, but I don´t mind.”