“[I’m] not nervous, not like nerves or anything, but some question marks and [thinking] how are you going to have to drive?
“Is it going to be a driving style that suits me, like one that I’m natural with or one that I’m going to have to adapt to?”
Looking ahead to 2022, it appears world champion Verstappen and Hamilton will be the protagonists once more, but there are other figures that could crash the party.
While Red Bull and Mercedes are still the favourites to get out ahead of the new regulations, the changes could shake up the grid order and allow a contender to emerge from the shadows – and Norris will hope his McLaren is up to the challenge.
F1 will return in 2022 for preseason testing on February 23 before the opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 20.