Lando Norris has claimed he is not competing in Formula 1 for records.
The McLaren driver made the podium for the very time in his career when he came third at the Austria Grand Prix yesterday.
With his third placed finish, Norris became the youngest Briton to made the podium at the age of 20 years and 235 days breaking Lewis Hamilton’s previous record of 22 years and 70 days.
While Norris is happy to have broken Hamilton’s record, he has however said he is not after any records in the game.
“Just being on the podium, no matter what other scenario there is, unless it’s probably the youngest ever winner or something like that, then I think I’m just very happy to be on the podium in the first place.
“But for something to come along with it, it’s an added bonus, but it’s not like I’ve gone out of my way to beat these records or anything.
“I think it’s really a bonus that comes along with hard work and getting the podium in the first place.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen holds the record as the youngest driver to stand on the podium at the age 18 years, 228 days in 2016 when he came first at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Lance Stroll of the Racing Point is the second youngest to make the podium at the age of 18 years, 239 days.
Lando Norris comes in as the third youngest driver ever with his podium finish yesterday.
The Brit is elated to have have his name ink in the record books but he is more satisfied with the podium finish than breaking any record.
“It’s not just to break records, it’s to try to win races in the first place and try to do well. It’s a nice record to have, I’m proud of it but I’m happier to just be on the podium, rather than breaking any record.”
Formula One returns at the Austria Grand Prix yet again this weekend.