Norris joins McLaren’s Velocity roster, car line-up also confirmed

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Lando Norris will be in action a week before the Las Vegas Grand Prix, joining McLaren’s lineup at Velocity Invitational at Sonoma Raceway on November 10-12.

Norris will join Arrow McLaren IndyCar drivers Pato O’Ward, Alexander Rossi, and Tony Kanaan, as well as Mclaren Racing CEO Zak Brown at the event, which is now in its fourth year.

“Velocity Invitational offers a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to witness firsthand the performance, innovation and excellence that defines McLaren Racing,” said Brown. “It’s a celebration of our rich heritage and an invitation to experience the intersection of speed and history up close.

“We’re excited to be part of it this year, celebrating our 60 years as a racing team.”

As well as the announcement of Norris’ addition to McLaren’s Velocity roster, the full lineup of cars that it is taking to the event has also been revealed. A number of the brand’s greatest hits will be running on-track, in what is the largest collection of heritage cars McLaren has ever run at Velocity.

Among the collection is the teams two latest F1 championship winners – MP4-23A-05 that Lewis Hamilton drove at the 2008 Brazilian grand prix to clinch his maiden title, and MP4/14A-04 that Mika Hakkinen drove to victory in the 1999 Japanese grand prix en route to his second consecutive triumph.

MP4/6-10 driven by Ayrton Senna in 1990 and MP4/2A-01 driven by Niki Lauda in 1984 to their respective third and final championship victories are also in the lineup, along with M23-5 that Emerson Fittipaldi pedalled to McLaren’s first drivers’ and constructors’ titles.

M7C-1, first raced by Bruce McLaren in 1969; M26-2, which won the 1977 British and United States Grands Prix in the hands of James Hunt; the ex-Alain Prost MP4/2B-3 from 1985; and M8D-3, raced in the 1970 CanAM championship by Dan Gurney (who won at Mosport and St. Jovite in the car) and Peter Gethin (who drove it to victory at Elkhart Lake), will also be in attendance.