We’ve shown you Max Verstappen taking the Red Bull cars around Silverstone short, and now we have another driver taking you for a spin around the new Japan Short circuit! McLaren Young Driver Lando Norris recently test drove a host of his team’s classic F1 cars around the shortened Suzuka circuit, as well as taking on this year’s striking MCL32.
For those of you who followed the recent F1 testing at the Hungaroring, you’ll recognise Lando’s name from the timing sheets. The exciting young driver – only 17 years of age – set the second fastest time at the test session, just behind the Ferrari of 2017 World Championship leader and four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
This time last week ? pic.twitter.com/hWff8CsLEA
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) August 9, 2017
Watch now to see Lando describe how it feels to be at the wheel of each McLaren car:
“Getting behind the wheel for the first time was a really great feeling – after my test in the 2017 car in Hungary, I’m happy to confirm that these cars are much faster and more intense to drive, and that really comes across in the new game,” commented Norris. “I think people are going to have a lot of fun driving the new breed of Grand Prix car in F1 2017.”
He continued: “It was also a really nice experience to get to re-live several chapters of McLaren’s past by driving classic cars from 1988, 1991, ’98 and 2008, each representing a world championship success for the team. The 2008 title-winning car has tons of downforce, and is a lot of fun to throw about. The heritage cars are really the icing on the cake.”
In addition to all the official teams, cars, drivers and circuits from the current hotly-contested season, F1 2017 features 12* classic cars from McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Renault and Red Bull Racing. There are also four brand new shortened circuits in Britain, Bahrain, USA and Japan (the one Lando impressively showcases in this video), as well as the chance to race around the famous Monaco street circuit at night.
With only a couple of weeks to go until the game launches on the 25th August, we’re on the home straight now – pre-order the game now to make sure you’re on the grid for lights out! >>>
*Consumers who pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017 will have access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition. Alternatively, the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.