McLaren announced Norris’ contract extension until 2025 on Wednesday morning, keeping him with the team for another four seasons.
The British driver has established himself as one of F1’s top talents with his impressive 2021 campaign as he dominated new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
Seidl says the new deal is an “important message” as it proves both sides commitment long-term.
“The beauty of this new agreement we have in place is there’s no get-outs on both sides which is simply the important message we wanted to give to the team as well because that shows that we are in this together and that there’s a strong belief from both sides,” Seidl said.
“From our side, in the talent Lando is and at the same time from Lando’s side, in believing we can actually get there in these next few years.”
Seidl revealed that he and McLaren CEO Zak Brown were in “permanent dialogue” with Norris about his future with the team and ensuring both parties were in agreement about what they wanted to achieve in the next four seasons together.
“The beauty of this sport is that we spend so much time together so there’s a permanent dialogue ongoing between us and Lando,” he added. “As I said in the beginning, we obviously have a lot of conversations about where we are as a team, about the plans we have in place and during one of these discussions it was also clear that there was an interest from our side but also from Lando’s side in order to commit for the long term.
“They are conversations that are obviously consistently happening and making steps. In the end, we came to this common view that putting a new four years contract in place is the deal to make in order to have the best shot in order to achieve these common goals.”