Norris now holds F1 world champion record for McLaren
The 21-year-old, only in his third season in F1, continued his excellent start in 2021 by finishing fourth in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
It has seen Norris maintain his remarkable streak of being the only driver to score points in each of the first 10 races of the season, including nine in the top five.
Norris then climbed back to third in the drivers’ championship after 10 of the 23 scheduled races.
P4 at Silverstone also meant that Norris set a new consecutive points record as a McLaren driver, with his staggering 15-race top-10 streak dating back to last year’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
The record was previously held by two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who scored points in 14 rebound races during the 2007 season, between the Australian and Belgian Grands Prix.
Another two-time world champion, Mika Hakkinen, completed an impressive series of 12 races in points between the 2000 San Marino Grand Prix and the 2000 Italian Grand Prix, before retiring in the next race in the States. -United.
Between the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched 10 consecutive races in points, while his compatriot Jenson Button twice reached the double (2010-2011, 2011-2012).
Back when points were only awarded to the top six, Alain Prost has won nine consecutive points races for McLaren three times.
In Senna’s first world championship winning campaign in 1988, the Brazilian completed an eight-point streak between heats in Mexico and Belgium.