Lando Norris’s Cheeky Taylor Swift Comment After Travis Kelce Miami GP Meeting

Following his maiden victory at the Miami Grand Prix, Lando Norris has revealed the moment he met NFL star and Alpine F1 team investor Travis Kelce. Recounting the moment during an interview with BBC Radio One’s Greg James, the McLaren driver poked fun at Kelce being “invested in the wrong team” and slipped in a sly comment about Taylor Swift tickets.

The Miami Grand Prix saw Norris celebrate his maiden Formula One victory after an exciting race. McLaren introduced ten upgrades to the MCL38. This, combined with the optimum tire strategy and a well-time safety car, saw Norris outperform the dominant Max Verstappen and secure the win.

During the interview with James, Norris revealed he met Kelce after the race in a restaurant but couldn’t resist joking that the sportsman, who has invested in Alpine as part of a consortium, is linked with the “wrong team”. He commented:

“He’s invested in the wrong team, first of all.

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Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 Team during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at Miami International Autodrome on May 5, 2024 in Miami, United States. Lando Norris opens up on his meeting…

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“Yeah… that’s gone well! Each to their own. A lot of people know about Travis now, especially after the Super Bowl and everything.”

“I met him, I was out at dinner, I had to get some food in me after the race and he was there. One of my friends introduced me to him and he was an awesome guy, he was a legend, he was very sweet and we exchanged numbers and hopefully I can get to a game one day. Or a Taylor Swift concert!”

The British-Belgian driver is looking ahead to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend where he is hopeful the strong performance will continue. The McLaren upgrades are expected to suit the iconic Imola circuit. Norris’s race engineer Will Joseph commented on the F1 Nation podcast:

“The upgrade favours some of the traits of more than it does Miami. Everyone’s sort of very, very excited about what this can hold for the future. If you look back to what happened in Austria last year, we put the upgrade on there and we went well.

“You start to build a confidence, you build a further understanding of how to exploit that.”

He added:

“Miami has a lot of very, very low speed corners and the upgrade should behave bettr in the more medium to high speed corners. Therefore, when we get to Imola, which is in more favour of that kind of corner, hopefully we will see even further benefit.

“We’re working on the next round of upgrades, we’re looking ahead and we’re asking big things from the team.

“And now we’re saying, well, look, can we do it again? And the win in Miami, I think, helps you justify those decisions. And people are in, they’re excited, they’re working hard, they’re ambitious, they’re pushing hard now to see the next step.”