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Lando Norris Believes Fernando Alonso’s Longevity is An Incredibly Rare Moment in F1

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Alonso’s new Formula 1 contract is set to commence, and it’s a historic one. He will be 43 years old when the contract begins, matching the age at which Michael Schumacher retired back in 2012. This extension marks the longest career in the sport’s history, with Alonso having started out in 2001. Lewis Hamilton, the next nearest driver, is some 45 races behind with 336 starts and six years behind the Spaniard.

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As per the recent post on X, Lando Norris was posed the question regarding Fernando Alnoso’s F1 career and Norris pointed out a rare moment in F1 history. As per the tweet, “In the written media portion of the press conference, the drivers are asked if they all want to compete in F1 as long as Alonso has. Lando Norris says: You’re probably, potentially never going to see this again in F1 and if you do it will be incredibly rare so a lot of respect.”

Alonso Staying with Aston Martin

While other teams like Red Bull, Mercedes, and Audi have potential openings for 2025, Alonso’s heart remains with Aston Martin. The team announced that he is “here to stay” in a statement on Thursday. The stalwart has signed a multi-year deal, keeping him with the team through the end of the 2026 season. His experience has already helped lead the team back up the grid, and if they can maintain their momentum, who knows what success they could achieve together?

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Lando Norris’s pursuit of podiums and best finishes in 2024

Lando Norris

Lando Norris’s 2024 season is marked by determination, resilience, and a hunger for success. As McLaren continues to evolve, Norris remains a key driver in their pursuit of podiums and victories.

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In the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Norris started from 6th place. The race was intense, with battles throughout the field. Unfortunately, Norris finished in 8th position, securing 4 points.

The Australian Grand Prix saw Norris starting from an impressive 3rd position. He maintained his pace throughout the race, eventually crossing the finish line in 3rd place. This podium finish earned him 15 points,

At the Japanese Grand Prix, Norris once again began from 3rd place. The race unfolded with drama and excitement. Despite fierce competition, Norris secured a 5th-place finish, adding 10 points to his tally.

READ MORE: Throwback: Drama Unfolded at Shanghai after Max Verstappen Sent Himself and Vettel into a Spin

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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