McLaren would loan Norris to rival team

Zak Brown says he would loan Lando Norris to another Formula 1 team for experience.

Recently, Formula 2 championship leader Norris - a McLaren junior driver - was linked with a mid-season move to Toro Rosso to replace struggling Brendon Hartley.

Downplaying rumours

The rumour was played down, but McLaren executive Brown said that in theory, he would let Norris go.

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"We would like him to get experience somewhere," he confirmed.

"Lando is a McLaren driver and we think he has a bright future here, but if an opportunity came elsewhere we would seriously consider it.  But we have got no interest in letting Lando go anywhere long term," Brown added.