Lando Norris almost forgets who his teammate is

It’s easy to forget Lando Norris is just 21 years of age.

Already in his third season as an F1 driver for McLaren, the Brit has driven like a seasoned veteran, with three podium finishes next to his name in his fledgling career.

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But one thing the youngster shouldn’t forget is who his McLaren co-driver is.

Except, he did.

Speaking to two McLaren fans in the Fan Meet Driver video series, Norris was answering a question before he stopped himself from making any further damage.

“And from my side to Ca… to Danny…” Norris said.

Picking up on the youngster’s mishap, the fan jumped in.

“You almost called him Carlos (Sainz),” she said.

Norris responded: “I did almost”.

Keeping a joyful expression on his face, Ricciardo accepted his counterpart’s blunder.

“That’s alright,” Ricciardo said. “Their friendship was a little more than friendship.”

Norris wholeheartedly agreed: “Yeah it was. A lot more actually.”

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The bromance between Norris and Carlos Sainz off the track was well publicised with the pair even given the couple name “Carlando” when they were McLaren teammates, but their on-track performance was even better,

The two fired McLaren to 4th and 3rd place in the constructors’ standings in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Norris and Sainz were joined at the hip while they were both at McLaren.Source:Getty Images

Sainz earned himself a move to Ferrari after back-to-back seasons of finishing 6th in the drivers’ standings, but is yet to find himself on the podium this season.

Norris has enjoyed continued success in 2021, having finished 3rd in Imola and Monaco.

However, Ricciardo hasn’t enjoyed the same fruits as Norris this season.

The Australian can only boast two 6th-place finishes this season as his best so far, but has seemingly pinpointed exactly how he will change his fortunes for the remainder of the season.

Thankfully, there’s still plenty of rubber left to burn this season with almost three-quarters of racing to be completed.

The Perth native will look to notch his first podium of the season at the French Grand Prix on June 20 at 11pm (AEST).

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