Zak Brown Was Prepared for Disaster Before Bromance Bug Bit Lando Norris And Daniel Ricciardo: “They Will Be Tough to Each Other”

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Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris shared among the finest bromances on the grid after they have been teammates at McLaren. The duo usually took pleasant digs at one another and created a optimistic atmosphere for the remainder of the group. However, McLaren CEO Zak Brown wished them to have extra seriousness and be extra aggressive towards one another than they really have been. Brown was sad as Norris and Ricciardo barely fought towards one another on observe.

Ben Hunt, on this, quoted Brown in his Lando Norris: A Biography e book, “Everyone is anticipating them to be a goofy odd couple, however I’m anticipating extra seriousness. They are each out to show one thing. Daniel is on the stage of his profession the place he desires to battle for a world championship and Lando is not the ‘youthful brother’ of his teammate. They are each extraordinarily quick and Daniel could be very aggressive and I believe they are going to be powerful to one another on observe.”

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Norris was teammates with Carlos Sainz earlier than Ricciardo arrived in McLaren. During Norris’ racing days with Sainz, they by no means had exhausting racing and infrequently left room for one another, which Brown didn’t need within the case of Ricciardo and the British driver. As the CEO wished extra competitors out of the duo for the group’s general advantages, he was additionally prepared to resolve any intra-team tussles between them if such a scenario ever arose.

Ricciardo’s struggles at McLaren by no means allowed the group to have a aggressive driver line-up

The relationship between Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo was removed from being a aggressive one. While Norris led from the entrance and by instance, it was drastically completely different for Ricciardo.

The British driver beat his Australian teammate in each seasons regardless of having much less expertise. While the 2021 season was first rate for the Honey Badger due to a win he registered in Monza, the next 2022 season was a sheer catastrophe for him.

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Therefore, the sensation surrounding Ricciardo was not nice in McLaren who always failed to carry out at his anticipated ranges. In the top, Zak Brown and his group determined to half methods with the 34-year-old on the finish of the 2022 F1 season. As a end result, Ricciardo was pressured to exit the group a 12 months earlier than his contract with the Woking group expired.

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