The Formula 1 2023 season reached its climax in Abu Dhabi and McLaren driver Lando Norris and the rest of the week are off to enjoy his winter break, away from the chaos of highspeed racing. As the year ended, the buzz around Spotify Wrapped took center stage, allowing people to share their favorite music with their friends and the rest of the world.
Not even a week had passed after the 2023 season ended, and the Briton was starting to get back into activities he liked to engage in. Resuming his Twitch streams, the young McLaren driver showed his love of video games while spending time with old pals. Norris took delight in the opportunity to interact with those who follow him by sharing his Spotify Wrapped surprises.
What is Lando Norris listening to?
Just like any other individual on the internet, Lando Norris shared his Spotify Wrapped video. As revealed in the ‘wrap‘, British singer and songwriter Sam Tompkins is his top artist as his song ‘Lose it all‘ tops the list. Tompkins, known for his contemporary R&B pop music, was also elated upon finding out that Norris was one of his biggest fans.
LANDO SHOWED US HIS SPOTIFY WRAPPED pic.twitter.com/heJNSnq3c2
— Ray 🏎️ (@ln4norris) November 30, 2023
Fans noticed a mix of music genres pointing out the driver’s diverse tastes. The top 5 list also featured songs by artists like Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer, and a few American artists like Jon Bellion, Lil Bay, and Gunna. Apart from that, there was a song called ‘Antisocial‘ by an underrated artist named iithe1st. Taking time out of his hectic schedule, Lando Norris managed to listen to 2395 artists.
Norris sets the record straight with Max Verstappen
Amid claims that Max Verstappen was his best friend during the 2023 Formula 1 season, Lando Norris finally reacted on the matter. The McLaren driver made it clear that, although they often shared the podium, their relationship was merely friendly and based on respect. The quirky and fun-loving driver firmly disapproved of the idea that Verstappen was his “BFF“.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has taken his 12th pole in 22 races this year at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Verstappen was 0.139 seconds ahead of Leclerc, while McLaren’s Lando Norris appeared to lose a chance for pole with an error on his final lap #AbuDhabiGP pic.twitter.com/QUstrH77VL
— PakPassion Sport (@PakPassionSport) November 25, 2023
During an interview with the Mirror, Norris said, “He’s not my BFF. Don’t ever say that again. We respect each other, and we get along, kind of friends away, but that’s it. We just have a lot of respect for one another.” However, this contradicts the statement made by the reigning champion, who said, “I get on really well with Lando because he is just himself and normal. He is my best friend on the grid.”
And while we are thrilled to see how they interact in the 2024 season, Norris’s rejection of the term “best friend” gives their sporting connection an intriguing new dimension.