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Following his success in F3 Lando became the official test and reserve driver for McLaren in 2018, as well as making his debut in F2 with Carlin Racing. It was to be a busy and productive year for the teenager. He began it by contesting the Daytona 24 Hours with United Autosports, gaining valuable experience in a line-up that included Fernando Alonso. His F2 season got off to a superb start when he won the opening feature race in Bahrain, and thereafter he was a regular frontrunner, fighting for the title with fellow Briton George Russell. His progression towards an F1 seat continued when he enjoyed productive FP1 outings in Belgium and Italy, and in September it was announced that he would partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren in 2018. He then finished a remarkable year in Abu Dhabi by securing runner-up spot in the F2 series, shortly after his 19th birthday. With a remarkable rookie season under his belt, the 21-year-old began his second full season in Formula 1 with McLaren in 2020. 17 races and a podium-finish later, Lando helped the team clinch P3 in the Constructors’ Championship.

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