Lando Norris was denied a first Formula 1 victory by heavy rain in a thrilling Russian Grand Prix race.
The 21-year-old led for most of the race but missed the opportunity to become the youngest Briton on the podium when he slipped in wet conditions with just three laps to go.
Lewis Hamilton, who retains his title as the youngest of those hills to win an F1 Grand Prix, capitalized to become the sport’s very first centurion.
Norris was quick to take responsibility for the disastrous post-race decision, saying the team wanted him to come.
“I don’t know where to start,” said the young Briton.
“I’m miserable, somehow devastated. We have called to stay out and we stand by it.
“It wasn’t right at the end of the day, but I made the decision just as much as the team.
“It was more than they thought I should box and I decided to stay out.”
Norris would have been the third youngest driver to win a Grand Prix if he had held up in Russia, but Charles Leclerc has just retained the bronze.
Max Verstappen is comfortably seated at the top of the grid after consolidating his place as F1’s fastest rising star by winning the Spanish GP when he was just 18 years old.
But how long has rival Hamilton had to wait for the first of their 100 wins, and who else is on the list? talkSPORT.com takes a look …
- Max Verstappen, 18 years 7 months 15 days, Spain 2016
- Sebastian Vettel, 21 years 2 months 11 days, Italy 2008
- Charles, Leclerc, 21 years 10 months 16 days, Belgium 2019
- Fernando Alonso, 22 years 0 months 26 days, Hungary 2003
- Troy Ruttman, 22 years 2 months 19 days, Indy 500 1952
- Bruce McLaren, 22 years 3 months, 12 days US `1959
- Lewis Hamilton, 22 years 5 months 3 days, Canada 2007
- Kimi Raikkonen, 23 years 5 months 6 days, Malaysia 2003
- Robert Kubica, 23 years 6 months 1 days, Canada 2008
- Jacky Ickx, 23 years 6 months 6 days, France 1968
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