Monaco has lured another Formula One driver. Lando Norris will move to the principality in southern Europe this winter. The Briton does not hide that the decision is related to finances and is ready to be criticized for this.
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Lando Norris has long been against moving to Monaco and has refused to join other F1 stars who have chosen to live in the principality to avoid paying taxes. The 22-year-old’s willingness to live in the UK was explained, among other things, by frequent visits to Woking, where the McLaren factory is located.
However, Norris eventually changed his mind and announced that he would move to Monaco after the 2021 season. He even posted a picture of the renovated apartment on social media.
“This is something that many drivers do of course, but given the nature of racing and motorsport, it sometimes goes in the wrong direction with some drivers.” I have to take care of my future, Norris said, quoted by motorsport.com.
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Among the current ranks of F1 drivers in Monaco are Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo. Robert Kubica also invested in an apartment in this part of Europe.
– So far I have lived in the UK because it has been the best for my career. I had the opportunity to work at McLaren whenever I wanted to. When I had a bad weekend, I would go to the simulator and try different things. Norris explained his decision I was able to talk to the engineers.
– I love England. This might still be my favorite place. I have family and friends there. I have said many times that fun and the joy of life come first for me. Therefore, it was not an easy decision. I haven’t thought about it in years, but I feel like I’m in such a place in my life that I can move.
When Hamilton previously decided to move in a similar move, it was poorly received in the UK, where the Formula 1 world champion has been criticized for years for tax evasion. Norris realizes that he will have to deal with the criticism himself.
– Of course I understand that there will be critical voices. However, people do many things in life for money. This is one of them – concluded.
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