McLaren driver Lando Norris has overtaken former IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean on the list of drivers who have scored the most points without winning a race in Formula 1.
After his seventh place at the Italian GP, the Briton now has 394 points and is not far behind former F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, who has 521 points without a single win in the category.
Norris came close to winning his first GP at Monza and Sochi last year. Although, unlike Hulkenberg, Norris managed to finish 2nd, his best career result so far, and has six podium finishes after just three and a half seasons. In the nine full seasons that Hulkenberg raced in F1, he only managed a fourth-place best result in a GP.
Speaking to the press after the Italian GP, Norris said he believes McLaren are now faster than Alpine in race pace, and is optimistic about his chances in Singapore.
“I didn’t think we would be this strong this weekend in Italy, especially in the race, we were much faster than Alpine, so that’s a lot of positives,” he said.
“I think we’ve learned a few things over the last few weeks that have helped us move in the right direction. I love Singapore, an amazing track but physically difficult too. In 2019 I really enjoyed it and I feel like I had a good race and performed well there, but I have no idea if the new cars are going to do well.”
Even with that number of points without a win in F1, Norris seems to be able to achieve this soon, but obviously, it depends a lot on the performance of the car of his current team, McLaren.