Lando Norris says winning this year’s Formula 2 championship would prove that he is ready to race against the big boys in Formula 1.
Last season Norris dominated the Formula 3 championship, claiming nine race wins on his way to the title.
His triumph not only saw him land a Formula 2 seat with Carlin but also the role of McLaren’s reserve driver for Formula 1.
And with Charles Leclerc’s 2017 Formula 2 championship victory securing him a seat on this year’s F1 grid, Norris reckons a similar performance of his own could see him enter F1 come 2019.
“I expect to win it,” the 18-year-old told ESPN.