MONZA – Lando Norris has told his parents not to worry for his safety after French racer Anthoine Hubert was killed in Belgium last weekend, but the youngest driver on the Formula One grid recognises that is easier said than done.
"I think that’s what you’ve got to say," the 19-year-old McLaren driver told reporters ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
"It’s what I want to say, but I’m sure that’s what every other driver said and then we have what happened last weekend... I still want to say that but obviously I'm a bit more nervous to say it now."
Norris revealed that his wealthy businessman father Adam, who has accompanied him to most races throughout his career, was physically sick after witnessing the Formula Two crash at Spa.
"He can’t even watch the TV on a normal race, he can’t even watch my onboard (cameras) for the start," said the McLaren driver, who raced in F2 last year and has had an impressive debut season in Formula One.