Monza, Italy - British teenager Lando Norris will race for McLaren in Formula One in 2019, with Stoffel Vandoorne leaving at the end of the season, the team said on Monday.
The move means McLaren will start next season with an all-new line-up. Double world champion Fernando Alonso has already announced his departure, with fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz coming in from Renault. The 18-year-old Norris has been McLaren's reserve driver and took part in his first practice sessions in Belgium and Italy this season.
"To be announced as a race driver for McLaren is a dream come true," said Norris, who is currently second in the Formula Two championship. "Although I've been part of the team for a while now, this is a special moment, one I could only hope would become reality.
"I'm also extremely grateful for the commitment McLaren has already shown in my development, allowing me to build my experience in a Formula One car in both testing and on Fridays during the past two race weekends."
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