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It was a bit weird that I couldn't say too much to anyone, but it was obviously a nice feeling inside. She was a bit annoyed I didn't tell her earlier but that's the way it was.
Tears were shed for the countless childhood weekends spent away from home, for the hard work, the dedication, and the dreams her son had already achieved. I've been away from my mum a lot, but she's always been there to support me.
He travels to races with his father, Adam, once a talented road cyclist with ambitions of competing in the Tour de France before making his millions in investment banking. There is an older brother, Oli, who sells simulators, the eldest of his younger sisters, Flo, a talented horse rider, and another sister, also called Cisca, who is still at school.
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His father, Norris says, has been the biggest influence on his career, for both his financial and emotional support. He's the reason I'm here now. Giving up the classroom was an easy decision for a boy who openly admits he was not a scholar, but leaving behind his friends was the biggest sacrifice he has had to make. In Norris won the Formula Renault 2. Never being home, always traveling, having different interests and focusing on different things, just the time aspect of going back home and seeing them, you don't have that at all.
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It was a big sacrifice but, at the end of the day, it was worth it. His Twitter feed is full of gifs and witty remarks, just like any normal teenager's account would be. The prospect of making history has not turned a young man's head.
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The legal action taken by Sergio Perez at the start of July triggered the chain of events which eventually saved the team and allowed it to be sold to Stroll and his consortium of investors. That, combined with Perez's funding from Mexico, means it is likely he will stay at the team next year. Ocon is on a long-term Mercedes junior driver contract and that now appears to be working against him with the seats left available for Ahead of the summer break, a deal was all but done for him to move to Renault next year but Daniel Ricciardo's shock signing put an end to that plan.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has made clear that he is not willing to enter a bidding war to secure Ocon a seat and has hinted that it is now more likely that the Frenchman will spend a season on the sidelines. Williams George Russell is in contention for the F2 title. Mercedes is keen to place its other junior driver, George Russell, the current Formula 2 championship leader, at Williams and he has been in talks with the British team at a number of rounds this season.
In theory, Mercedes could place Ocon at the team instead, but that would represent a step backwards in many respects.
If he wins the F2 title, Russell will have more to prove and gain from a season at a struggling Williams team than Ocon -- and for that reason the British driver is more likely to secure the drive. Any deal will probably be linked to a new gearbox and technical partnership between Mercedes and Williams. Sergey Sirotkin has been hampered with the worst car on the grid for his rookie season but brings significant financial backing to the team.
That looks likely to secure him a second season in F1 at a time when Williams will be losing both its Martini title sponsorship and the backing of Lawrence Stroll. Robert Kubica has also been waiting in the wings as reserve driver this season, gaining several on-track appearances in the process, and he will be high on the team's list if either of the Russell or Sirotkin deals fall through. Red Bull's line of eligible young drivers with superlicences has dried up in the past 12 months, meaning it is now looking to the past rather than the future.
As a result, Daniil Kvyat is expected to be announced by the team over the Russian Grand Prix weekend, giving the 'Torpedo' an unexpected third chance with Toro Rosso.
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To recap, Kvyat made his F1 debut with the team in before being promoted to Red Bull in when Sebastian Vettel went to Ferrari. He then got demoted back to Toro Rosso in after crashing into Vettel at the Russian Grand Prix -- earning himself the nickname 'Torpedo' in the process -- just as Max Verstappen's exploits in the Toro Rosso were proving too impressive to ignore.
In he raced 14 rounds before he was replaced by Gasly at the Malaysian Grand Prix, but then made one last appearance in Austin because Gasly was fighting the final round of his Super Formula season in Japan.
At the end of the season he was dropped by Red Bull altogether and signed a deal to become a Ferrari simulator and test driver. But despite all that, the machinations of the driver market have put him back into contention for a drive with Toro Rosso and another shot at making a career as an F1 driver. Kvyat's story is almost as remarkable as Brendon Hartley's, who returned to the Red Bull junior driver fold at the end of last season eight years after he was originally dropped from the programme.
Sadly, the fairy tale hasn't continued into his first full season at Toro Rosso and results have been hard to come by this year.