Ricciardo, Norris form the 'most exciting driver line-up'

McLaren Formula 1 team boss Zak Brown believes that the combination of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris in 2021 will be “awesome” – and he thinks the experienced Australian will help his younger partner to further raise his game. Brown believes that Ricciardo is capable of winning a championship “immediately,” and has made it clear that he was always the first choice after Carlos Sainz indicated that he had an opportunity to move to Ferrari. “We went after Daniel a couple of years ago and I think narrowly missed out,” Brown told Sky F1. “I think in the right car Daniel is capable of winning a championship immediately. I think the combination of he and Lando will be awesome, and they’ll be kind of the fan favourites, on and off the track.” Brown said the addition of a proven race winner in Ricciardo represented an important step on the rebuilding process following major changes in the management of the team.