Formula 1
Formula 1
28 Mar
FP1 in
28 days
R
Emilia Romagna GP
18 Apr
Race in
51 days
09 May
Next event in
68 days
23 May
Race in
86 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
06 Jun
Race in
100 days
13 Jun
Race in
107 days
27 Jun
Race in
121 days
04 Jul
Next event in
124 days
18 Jul
Race in
142 days
R
Hungarian GP
01 Aug
Race in
156 days
29 Aug
Race in
184 days
05 Sep
Race in
191 days
12 Sep
Race in
198 days
26 Sep
Race in
212 days
R
Singapore GP
03 Oct
Next event in
215 days
10 Oct
Race in
226 days
R
United States GP
24 Oct
Race in
240 days
31 Oct
Race in
247 days
R
Australian GP
21 Nov
Race in
268 days
R
Saudi Arabia GP
05 Dec
Race in
282 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
12 Dec
Race in
289 days

Norris explains more serious approach to social media

Lando Norris feels his more serious approach towards social media in 2020 led some fans to believe he was doing a better job in his second Formula 1 season.

shares
comments
Norris explains more serious approach to social media

Norris caught attention throughout his junior career for his humorous and entertaining posts on social media, and continued the approach through his rookie F1 campaign in 2019.

But the McLaren driver said following his debut season that he wanted to be less jokey in his second year, believing there were areas he could focus on more.

Read Also:

Reflecting on his change in approach towards social media in 2020, Norris explained how he opted against making light of on-track struggles as he may have done in the past.

"On the whole, I would say there have been a lot less times and a lot less things, I guess mainly I post in social media, which are jokey," Norris told Motorsport.com.

"A lot of that is where it comes from, just what I decide to post post-race. When it's a difficult day [in 2019], I always took it as a bit of a joke, or portrayed it as a joke with some of my comments on social media and things.

"Sometimes [last] year all I've done is [write], 'tough day in the office, head down onto the next one'. And it's as simple as that.

"That's exactly the same thing as what I would do last year, in that I would go to the factory and work on the next race and try and figure out what went wrong. But I'd just post a joke about it on social media.

"People would love that, but also just think 'oh he's not doing any work, that's why he's not doing well enough, because he is just too jokey'.

"That's just how life is, I guess, and how social media works, that's the picture people paint of you."

Read Also:

Norris scored his maiden F1 podium at the 2020 season opener in Austria, and picked up almost twice as many points as his rookie campaign, helping McLaren take third place in the constructors' championship.

Norris said that he still received some feedback that he was not working hard enough due to his approach towards social media, but said those within the team knew how he worked and how committed he was.

"I still get similar things from a lot of people about how I'm too jokey still and how I don't work hard enough and so on," Norris explained.

"But within the team, people know what I do, and that's all that matters in my opinion, and what I know of myself and how hard I work and things like that.

"I've posted more, 'head down, onto the next one', and that's it. I haven't made a joke about it, and people then portray that differently and say that I'm working better and that I'm doing a better job this year.

"With something I post, people paint two pictures of it. But I'm doing a very similar thing in terms of I'm going back to the factory, I'm going home and thinking about that next race and how to do better.

"That's simply all I've done, but I'm still who I am within the paddock, I still say what I say, I still laugh, because I laugh at jokes because they're funny.

"I don't try and be someone fake and someone I'm not."

Related video

Ricciardo's motivating mindset unseen side of his brilliance - Fry

Previous article

Ricciardo's motivating mindset unseen side of his brilliance - Fry

Next article

Monaco GP organisers insist race going ahead as planned

Monaco GP organisers insist race going ahead as planned
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Lando Norris
Teams McLaren
Author Luke Smith
The pros and cons of F1's 2021 rule changes Prime

The pros and cons of F1's 2021 rule changes

In the strategy for grand prix racing's future, 2021 represents a significant step towards the goal of closer racing and a more level playing field. That's the theory behind the latest raft of changes, but will they have the desired effect?

Formula 1
Feb 24, 2021
What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch Prime

What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch

Red Bull made no secret of the fact its 2021 F1 car is an evolution of its predecessor, but in keeping the same foundations while hiding some tightly-guarded updates with its RB16B, the team aims to avoid suffering the same pitfalls of previous years

Formula 1
Feb 23, 2021
How Albon plans to fight his way out of Red Bull limbo Prime

How Albon plans to fight his way out of Red Bull limbo

Alex Albon has faced the media for the first time since he lost his Red Bull drive at the end of 2020 and dropped out of a Formula 1 race seat altogether. He has a history of bouncing back from setbacks, so here's what he must do to rise again

Formula 1
Feb 23, 2021
Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates Prime

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates

Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene...

Formula 1
Feb 22, 2021
Why Alfa's 2021 launch says more about its 2022 plans Prime

Why Alfa's 2021 launch says more about its 2022 plans

Alfa Romeo launched its C41 with a revised front nose, but there's little to suggest it will surge up the leaderboard in 2021. As the team frankly admits, it's putting its eggs in the basket labelled 2022 and hoping to hold the eighth place it earned last year

Formula 1
Feb 22, 2021
Why Gasly’s AlphaTauri haven is a blessing and a curse Prime

Why Gasly’s AlphaTauri haven is a blessing and a curse

Red Bull opted not to re-sign Pierre Gasly even before it decided to drop Alex Albon and so the Frenchman's Formula 1 journey will continue at AlphaTauri. This has positive and negative connotations for one of last season's star performers.

Formula 1
Feb 20, 2021
Eight things Red Bull must do to beat Mercedes in 2021 Prime

Eight things Red Bull must do to beat Mercedes in 2021

After seven years of defeat at the hands of Mercedes, Red Bull is as hungry as ever to secure a fifth world championship. But there are key challenges it must overcome in 2021 to switch from challenger to conqueror

Formula 1
Feb 19, 2021
How AlphaTauri has adapted to F1's new rules Prime

How AlphaTauri has adapted to F1's new rules

AlphaTauri launched its AT02, complete with a new livery, as it bids to home in on an already-tight midfield battle. Although there were few outright new parts displayed on the launch render, there might be a few clues into further changes down the line…

Formula 1
Feb 19, 2021