The McLaren team was already the subject of a lot of hype before the 2021 Monaco meeting had even started, with the late announcement that it would be running a one-off livery in the race. And not just any one-off livery, but one inspired by one of the most iconic motorsport paint schemes of all time; the light blue and orange of Gulf!
Young Lando set himself up for his third place finish after putting in an impressive performance in qualifying, setting the fifth fastest time. This became an effective fourth place on the grid after pole sitter Charles Leclerc was unable to take the start. The British youngster then held his position off the line, and was elevated to third place at the pit stops when a wheel nut issue saw Valtteri Bottas retire. From there Norris kept his head, resisting some late pressure from a charging Sergio Perez to take his first podium finish around the streets of the principality, and only the third rostrum of his career.
Spark’s 1:18 ‘special’ of Lando Norris’s McLaren from the race comes complete with the third place marker board that he pulled up in front of after the chequered flag. Once he becomes world champion, this is going to become an extremely sought after piece.
Click Spark 1-18 Norris 2021 Monaco GP McLaren MCL35M to order.
Want some more? Please click here to return to our editorial menu.
Share this story