Youngest Podium F1: Lando Norris enters his name in one of the youngest F1 drivers to win a podium in the history of F1 racing.
Lando Norris registered the first podium of his career in the inaugural race of the 2020 season, entering into the list of the youngest drivers to win a podium in F1 racing at the age of 18 years.
Norris started the race at 3rd position and managed to maintain his spot after a brilliant set of performance in Austria this weekend. His position was much at stake with Alex Albon and Sergio Perez almost able to topple him, but he kept his nerves calm.
Apart from the brilliant racing, Lewis Hamilton also paid a contribution to his podium, as the British driver faced a 5-second penalty after barging into Albon.
Meanwhile, Perez also received a similar penalty for a 5-second delay and cleared the air for Norris for the podium. On the other hand, Charles Leclerc impressively cruised to the second position, despite the initial setbacks.
It was a great day for McLaren as Carlos Sainz also ended up at 5th giving a brilliant start to his side in the new 2020 season.
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 5, 2020
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Max Verstappen broke into the F1 scene with his brilliant debut season at the age of just 18, the Dutch driver is the youngest driver in the F1’s history to win a podium at the age of 18y 07m 15d at Spanish GP in 2016.
Whereas, Lance Stroll silenced his doubters after earning a podium at Azerbaijan 2017 to become the second-youngest driver to win a podium at the age 18y 07m 27d.
Now, Norris is the third-youngest driver to win a GP in F1 at the age of 20y 07m 22d, toppling Sebastian Vettel from his position, as he was 5 months older when he first won a podium in 2008.