(CNN)There were no tears or hysterical celebrations for Lando Norris on the most significant Sunday yet of his young life, just inner contentment at a childhood ambition achieved. Perhaps it should be of no surprise that a teenager who spends his time racing at body-rattling speeds kept his cool when told he was to become the youngest Formula One driver in British history.
The British teenager set to make F1 history
“It was a good moment,” says the 18-year-old of the day he learned he would be on the grid next year in McLaren’s orange livery as part of an elite band of 20 elite racing drivers.
It had been a relatively ordinary race weekend for Norris at September’s Italian Grand Prix, until he was called into the boss’ office.