Official site McLaren has confirmed that next year Lando Norris will become a reserve pilot of the team from Woking.
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In this position, the champion of the European Formula 3 season-2017 will replace the 2009 world champion Jenson Button.
Thus, in the case of missing races Fernando Alonso or Stoffel Vendorno in 2018, they will replace it Norris.
“I am happy to become a test-pilot and reserve driver at McLaren in 2018 – said Lando. I have two great teachers in the face of Fernando and Stoffel. I will do my best to help the team get back on top.
I look forward to next week when I can to help the team at the tire tests at Interlagos.
As for the racing programme next year, I am continuing to work hard on this issue, but so far nothing has been decided. I hope news will appear soon”.
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