Lando Norris received the plaudit he deserved on Sunday from the legend looming large in his mirrors.
For an early chunk of the Austrian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton pursued the 21-year-old McLaren man waiting for him to make a mistake.
It didn’t transpire as Norris defended well when he needed to, although the world champion did eventually overtake him.
But the pass was returned later on, Norris going through Hamilton neatly on the inside of Turn Six on his way to take third place.
Hamilton talks about Lando Norris
‘Such a great driver, Lando,” Hamilton said over the radio.
‘It’s the first race I’ve been able to race a Mercedes. Hopefully we can keep it up,” Norris said.
Still, Norris was slightly disappointed at missing out on second place.
This happened after the stewards harshly gave him a five-second penalty.
It was because he forced Sergio Perez off following the safety car period at the beginning of the race.
“I was just racing, really.”
“He tried to go around the outside, which was a bit stupid, and he ran off the track himself,” Lando Norris said.
‘I didn’t even push him. So I am frustrated but also happy with P3. It was a lot of fun.”