Nico Rosberg on Lando Norris: “best of the next generation”

Nico Rosberg, Six Sports

Former F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg believes that Lando Norris could turn out to be the best among the young F1 generation.

Rosberg thinks that the 22-year-old might be the best among his generation of drivers. Most noticeably Max Verstappen, George Russell, and Charles Leclerc. Each of them are aged between a couple of years from the Briton.

Each of the four drivers will expect to have their respective periods of dominance in the sport. However, Rosberg believes it will be the 22-year-old McLaren driver who might come out to be the best among the rest.

We can argue, that after winning the 2021 F1 season and leading the 2022 season with a comfortable lead of 63 points, Verstappen is already on his way to starting his dominance in the sport.

Norris is yet to get his first win in F1 but has shown some serious talents by almost coming close to victory last year in Russia. McLaren hasn’t been able to produce a competitive car. Given, the resources he is performing really well this season too.

Norris is currently P7 on driver standings, 14 points ahead of rival Fernando Alonso. He is performing strongly in the midfield.

What Nico Rosberg said?

Talking to Sky Sports , Nico Rosberg said about Norris:

He is one of the best of the next generation and potentially the best.”

“I think in this case, more than bashing Daniel at this point in time we should just praise Lando, who is driving absolutely like a future World Champion,”

Nico Rosberg is a critic ever since his retirement from the sport after winning the 2016 season.

Norris, on the other hand, considers himself fortunate enough to drive with Lewis Hamilton in this era.

“You always hear the stories of when there was Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher and in this period it’s been Lewis,”

said the 22-year-old.

You hear about the battles he’s had, and those guys had with [Alain] Prost and [Nigel] Mansell. In 20 or 30 years’ time it will be the same about Lewis racing Seb and Max.

“Then somewhere there’s my name a bit further down…you take it for granted initially because you are doing your own thing, but in 30 years’ time that’s when you realise you were in a way lucky to be racing in that time,”

added Norris.

The current McLaren driver continues to give consistent performance even when his teammate is struggling.

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