Lando Norris reveals surprise profile picture and what is said in F1 drivers' Whatsapp chat
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Lando Norris has revealed exactly what he and the other drivers talk about in their Whatsapp group chat, and which legendary driver is their profile picture.
The world champion continued his lack of love for the seven time winner before the season kicked off, claiming the Mercedes driver wouldn't be in his top two drivers.
Their rivalry certainly isn't going to be lighting up the season any time though, with the difference between their two cars on the track.
However, it's not all hatred on the grid, and some of the drivers actually like each other, with George Russell, Alex Albon and Norris famously getting on.
The trio are part of a Whatsapp group chat that includes the entire grid, although it's not like you chat with your mates, and actually has very little 'banter.'
McLaren lead driver Norris revealed exactly what goes on in there, "It’s true. It’s not so much like ‘hey, we’re all mates’ - it’s a lot more for talking about things that can help us as drivers in terms of rules, regulations, it’s ‘how can we represent ourselves?’” the British driver said on the Fast and the Curious podcast.
"I don’t know how much [George Russell] revealed, he’s like the head of it."
On who are the chatties drivers in the group, the 23-year-old added, "It’s a little bit of everyone. We are all kind of chatting and working together to come up with different ideas.
"We’ve got Esteban [Ocon], we got Zhou [Guanyu], we’ve got Alex [Albon]. Everyone chats in it but I can’t find any memes."
He also revealed that former world champion James Hunt adornes the group's profile picture, which is probably to keep things neutral.
Previously, Russell, who is the group admin, told the podcast, "It’s not like we’re sending banter in there day after day but there are occasions where something may have happened on track and suddenly people are sending memes in and whatever and it gets a bit out of control."