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McLaren's recent track record with young drivers in Formula 1 does not augur well for Lando Norris. The team's current circumstances should make his transition easier, but McLaren cannot afford to get things wrong with another of its juniors.
How you look at McLaren's decision to hand Norris his Formula 1 debut next season depends on whether your cup is half-full or half-empty.
The positive, bordering on naive, outlook brings feelings of optimism and excitement over the prospect of 'the next Lewis Hamilton' ushering in a new era for McLaren as the fallen giant picks itself back up.
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