Lando Norris caught in 'cheating' storm after high-profile split

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Lando Norris has split with girlfriend. Image: Instagram/Getty
Lando Norris has split with girlfriend. Image: Instagram/Getty

Text messages between Lando Norris and model Randi Hartman have come to light in the wake of his shock split with girlfriend Luisinha Oliveira.

Daniel Ricciardo's British teammate at McLaren, Norris announced his split from his Portuguese model Oliveira last week.

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“After time and consideration, Luisa and myself have mutually decided to end our romantic relationship but remain good friends," Norris wrote on social media.

“I wish her the world and have so much respect for her and all she does as such an amazing and strong women with nothing but kindness.

“Pls respect our decision and respect our, but more Importantly and especially her, privacy moving forward.

“Thank you for your endless support.”

It has since emerged that Norris sent 'flirty' messages to Hartman, inviting her on a date to McDonald's.

Hartman asked Norris if he had a girlfriend, to which he replied: “I’m single now”.

Norris then asked: “You’re [sic] place a b&b? Haha”.

The messages were leaked online just days before the news of Norris' split with Oliveira after their year-long relationship.

An underwear model and vegan candles maker, Hartman lives near the Zandvoort circuit where the Dutch Grand Prix took place on Sunday.

Norris finished seventh in a race won by Max Verstappen, while Ricciardo was way back in 17th.

Max Verstappen wins Dutch Grand Prix

On Sunday, F1 championship leader Verstappen made quick work of a safety car restart to win the Dutch Grand Prix in front of 100,000 adoring fans at his home track.

The Dutch hero made it four-straight wins for the first time in his Formula One career with his victory on Sunday.

Verstappen's 10th win matched his tally from last year and the Red Bull driver extended his championship lead to 109 points.

With seven races left, a second straight title is looking increasingly likely as his challengers - Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and teammate Sergio Perez in joint second - continue to fall further back.

Lando Norris, pictured here looking on during the Dutch Grand Prix.
Lando Norris looks on during the Dutch Grand Prix. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

George Russell finished second for Mercedes ahead of Leclerc, with Lewis Hamilton dropping from first to fourth in a costly late blunder.

Verstappen looked to be coasting to victory when a safety car came out on Lap 56, after the engine cut out on the Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas.

Verstappen changed tyres and was behind leader Hamilton's Mercedes with 12 laps left.

But Hamilton was on a slower medium tyre and Verstappen on the quicker softs left the British driver a sitting duck, much like when he lost the title to Verstappen at last year's season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.

Hamilton misjudged his restart and Verstappen overtook him straight away to bring a huge roar from the Orange Army.

An angry Hamilton took it out on his team, using an expletive on radio to tell them he wasn't happy about not swapping for new tyres under the safety car, when Russell had.

with AAP

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