Lando Norris signs new £6m-a-year McLaren deal ahead of Monaco Grand Prix as Brit is rewarded for excellent season start

LANDO NORRIS has been rewarded for his excellent start to the season with a new multi-year contract at McLaren.

The Brit is fourth in the drivers' championship after four races, just six points behind Mercedes star Valtteri Bottas.

The 21-year-old from Somerset has been at Mclaren since 2017 after initially joining as the team's test and simulator driver before making his F1 debut in 2019.

The highly-rated racer has scored two podium finishes and has committed his long-term future to the Woking-based team, worth around £6million-a-year.

Norris said: "I'm really pleased to have extended my relationship with McLaren from 2022.

"Having been with the team for almost five years, I feel very much part of the family here and I couldn't imagine starting the next phase of my career anywhere else.

"McLaren has been a huge support since my days in junior series and I've really enjoyed learning and developing as a driver since.

"My commitment to McLaren is clear: my goal is to win races and become Formula One world champion and I want to do that with this team."

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Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing added: "I'm delighted with the extension of our agreement with Lando for 2022 and beyond.

"He's been instrumental in our return of form here at McLaren and we're proud of the growth he's shown since he first started with us back in 2017.

"Lando is one of the brightest talents on the Formula One grid and we look forward to seeing him continue to go from strength-to-strength both on and off track."

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