After initially developing an interest in motorcycle racing, Norris's attention switched from two wheels to four after his father took him and his brother to watch a round of the Super 1 National Kart Championships at his local kart track. He started his racing career at the age of seven when he claimed pole position at his first national event. In 2013, Norris won in the World Karting Championships held in Bahrain, the WSK Euro Series and the CIK-FIA European and CIK-FIA Supercup titles. The following year he won the CIK-FIA KF World Championship, thereby making him the youngest karting world championship winner. In 2014, Norris made his debut in the Ginetta Junior Championship, a support series to the BTCC where he finished third overall, winning the Rookie Cup in his first year out of karts. For 2015, Norris signed with Carlin Motorsport to drive in the newly established MSA Formula series. Norris would win the series with eight wins, ten pole positions and 14 podiums. He also made occasional appearances in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship and the Italian Formula 4 Championship with Mücke Motorsport where he enjoyed even more successes, picking up six podiums from eight starts in the former and a single podium in the latter. For 2016, it was announced that Norris would be driving for M2 Competition in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Norris achieved six wins throughout the season, including the New Zealand Grand Prix and won the championship on his first attempt. Norris took part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing in which he finished first in both series. As well as embarking on a campaign in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin, where he finished 8th on a part-time schedule. He also took part in the final round of the European Formula 3 Championship and the Macau Grand Prix with Carlin, finishing eleventh in the latter. Norris raced full-time with Carlin in the 2017 European Formula 3 Championship. He clinched the title in the first of three races at the Hockenheimring finale, and finishing 53 points ahead of runner-up Joel Eriksson. He also raced for Carlin in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship and came close to winning the title but ended up finishing runner-up to fellow Brit George Russell. Formula One In February 2017, Norris was signed as a junior driver with McLaren. In August 2017, the Brit tested for McLaren F1 in a scheduled mid-season test. He set the second fastest lap in the second day of testing at the Hungaroring. In November 2017, Norris became the official McLaren test and reserve driver for the 2018 F1 season. On 24 August 2018, Norris participated in Free Practice 1 at the Belgian Grand Prix for McLaren, driving car No. 47. He ran 26 laps in the session, and finished the session in 18th position out of 20 cars, also outperforming the best lap time of the other McLaren car, driven by full-time McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne. On 3 September 2018, Norris was announced to drive for McLaren for the 2019 Formula One World Championship, partnering Carlos Sainz Jr.
HometownBristol, United Kingdom