Lando Norris denies claims that Red Bull made their car specifically for Max Verstappen.

Norris firmly rejects the notion that Red Bull is constructing the car specifically tailored to suit Verstappen, despite his dominant season and potential third title win.

Speculation arises due to Verstappen’s clear superiority over teammate Sergio Perez. Mercedes’ Toto Wolff suggested the car is designed around Verstappen, a claim both Verstappen and Norris reject.

“It’s not down to the team to just make a car design for a person,” Norris told

“Maybe that’s a perfect world. It’s our job to deliver no matter what the car is.

“Max said something very similar the other day after Toto made the comment about the Red Bull. I don’t think you can just design a car for someone.

“It just doesn’t work like that. It’s very much down to the driver to drive the car they’re given.

“I think this way, if I end up being slower than my team-mates because of whatever reason, then I’m not doing a good enough job.

“It’s as simple as that. It’s the driver’s job. That’s why we’re here.”

Norris emphasized that in challenging driving conditions, it’s the driver’s responsibility, not the team’s, to unleash the car’s full potential.

“For me, the most important thing is to make a quick car,” he said.

“I think what people fail to understand sometimes from the outside is that a driver’s job is to drive whatever car they are given as quickly as possible.

“Yes, you want the car to be nice to you and suit you. But drivers get they get paid enough money to make the best of every circumstance.

“Whether it’s a car they like, they don’t like is tricky, is safe, whatever it is. It’s our job to go and just drive what the team give us.

“You can have a quick car and one that is great to drive but at the end of the day, I will always pick driving a difficult car that’s quick than a nice car that’s slow.

“And I think we know that our priority is just to make a quick car. If it’s difficult it’s difficult, then we can work on making it a better car to drive.

“But at the end of the day, I care what car I drive because I would love a nice car to drive. But I would pick every day a quicker car over an easy car. Because I think that’s our job.”