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Sport: Lando Norris to follow in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps with Monte Carlo move

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Lando Norris will move to Monaco at the end of the F1 season. The 22-year-old is coming to the end of a successful campaign where he is fifth in the driver's championship.

The McLaren racer has secured four podiums and agonisingly missed out on his first victory at the Russia GP when he slid off in the wet conditions just before the end of the race.

Norris will follow in the footsteps of fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton who has lived in the tax-free haven for several years.

He will also join the likes of Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas and Alex Albon, who also reside in Monaco.

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The motorsport star had a change of heart after stating he would not move there in 2018 and this past April, but has now explained it makes financial sense.

He told Express Sport: "I'm moving to Monaco after [the final race in] Abu Dhabi for the reasons you probably expect.

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"It's something that obviously a lot of drivers go to do, and especially with how racing is - I think you've seen it with a lot of the drivers, how quickly things can also go downhill.

"I still have to look after my life and things for my future so that's why I had to make the decision."

He added: "I went with my managers and my trainer and we had a little look around a few different apartments and stuff.

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"I was like 'I don't want to be in the same place as Max!'. I don't know where Lewis is? He's on the opposite side... I don't know anybody else over there.

"But I'm around that area in Fontvieille, which is a nice, quiet place."

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Hamilton received strong criticism from the public when he opted to leave the UK, and still does.

When Norris is quizzed if he knew about the criticism Hamilton received, he responded, "Yes. Of course I'll understand it, and there's going to be some, for sure".

But after his standout season, he feels more established in the sport however he says he has not taken the decision to move lightly.

He added: "I signed my contract this year. I think I've still got a few more years!

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"It doesn't change anything, like it doesn't mean I'll do any less days work at McLaren.

Lando Norris © GETTY Lando Norris

"I'll still be spending my days in the UK preparing and doing that side of it. And I still get to see my family and my friends and all of that.

"It's not an easy decision, and it's not something I've been thinking of for many years. I just think I'm in a comfortable place at the minute to make this decision and spend the time to move over there.

"I'll still see a lot of my friends. My family are going to come over. Many things remain exactly the same. It's just that I'm based in a different place."

Norris will aim to finish an enthralling F1 season on a high with the final two races in Saudi Arabia this Sunday and Abu Dhabi the following wekeend.

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