The stage of Carlos Sainz in the McLaren team is coming to an end, after he completes the 55 laps that make up the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Spaniard will say goodbye to the British team and his teammate, Lando Norris, with whom his relationship is quite close, something atypical in Formula 1.
The Sainz-Norris suppla has left several great moments in the two years that both have shared a box. At the start of the 2019 season, McLaren had come off several seasons with a dismal performance, when Carlos and a rookie Lando, just 19 years old, landed. However, the great work and good atmosphere of the team has led them to fight for the third place in the constructors’ world championship this season, above Ferrari.
Both praised each other in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview, highlighting their great friendship. “I have learned a lot from him in the two years and I’m sure he has learned a bit from me too, “Norris said.
For his part, Sainz remarked the “good feeling“That he had about his partner when he met him.” That’s exactly what I noticed as soon as I met Lando. But what makes our relationship even more special is that it has been that way throughout our stint as teammates in a super-competitive world like F1. When we’re away from the track, we have a lot of fun together“he commented.
All those good moments that they both talk about are those that McLaren wanted to collect in a funny video in which the two pilots give life to some puppets, with Carlos taking Lando to see a new movie.