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Has McLaren chosen the right junior for F1 promotion?

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Lando Norris has reached Formula 1 with plenty of hype and momentum thanks to a stellar junior single-seater CV - which overshadowed that of a teammate who looks increasingly worthy of a similar step up

McLaren's decision to promote Lando Norris to a Formula 1 race seat in 2019 seems an obvious one. At the beginning of last season, he seemed to be building the career momentum of a juggernaut.

Having won the European Formula 3 Championship, Formula Renault Eurocup and what felt like every other junior single-seater series possible before that, Norris was on the path to stardom. He had graduated into Formula 2, won its first race in Bahrain, and from then on a seat in F1 seemed inevitable.

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