Lando Norris is often in a good mood, jokes and appears open. However, he now reveals that he struggled with mental problems at the beginning of his career in Formula 1.
Lando Norris likes to be a prankster off the racetrack, makes jokes, laughs a lot and provides a lot of entertainment. The McLaren driver has the rogue on his neck, his style is unquestionably an asset to Formula 1.
However, everything has not always been perfect for the British. On the contrary: Norris struggled with mental problems, especially at the beginning of his Formula 1 career.
“I think there are a lot of things that people don’t notice on TV that a driver goes through. That’s a bit of a shame, but there are now more programs in which you can see what the driver is like behind the scenes and what pressure and stress he has to deal with, “said Norris on the ITV show” This Morning “.
“Especially at my age, when you get into Formula 1 at 19, a lot of eyes are on you. Dealing with all these things has taken its toll on me, ”said Norris, who struggled with the expectations and pressures when he made his premier class debut in 2019.
The pressing questions: “If that goes wrong and I don’t perform in the next session: what happens then? Will I still be in Formula 1 next year if I don’t? What do i do then? I’m not very good at many other things in life, “said Norris.
He reveals: “When I had a bad weekend, I was often depressed and thought that I was just not good enough and all that. And if that accumulates during the season and then social media is added, it can really hurt you. ”
He got help from his McLaren team and from Mind, a mental health charity. “Mind has helped me a lot, as has a lot of the other guys at McLaren. Talking to McLaren, talking to the people around me, and also the friends I trust and Mind, has been good for me. I am much happier and can enjoy everything I do again.”