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British Formula One star Lando Norris has revealed how he regularly receives death threats on social media.
The 22-year-old McLaren driver, who is seventh in the drivers' championship, has also talked about how his girlfriend Luisinha Oliveira has 'hate pages' dedicated to her by online trolls.
Norris has become used to the public spotlight with the youngster now in his fourth season of Formula One racing.
His girlfriend, a Portuguese model, has been thrown into spotlight after their relationship became public earlier this this year.
Norris has tried to protect her but has opened up on the hate he receives, as well as the 'horrific' abuse she receives.
Speaking to the Sun he said: 'Whether it's about my personal life, me and my girlfriend, especially the amount of hate pages dedicated to Luisinha now. It is pretty horrific.'
F1 star Lando Norris has revealed that he receives death threat messages on social media
He added: 'Having a normal life to all of a sudden having lots of followers, she has to be more careful of what she says and does.
'Formula One's a big step but for her, she'd never watched a race before. And suddenly being in that limelight is extremely tough for someone to go through and the amount of comments she gets — and I want to protect her.'
Norris, who has a career best race finish of second at the Italian Grand Prix, says that a lot of the comments he receives are to do with his driving and accusations that 'different drivers get treated differently'.
He says he also receives hate about his team radio messages during races where it sounds like's complaining, when he's just asking normal questions to his race engineer, William Joseph.
The McLaren star believes that 'not enough gets done' about online hate despite reporting the messages he receives, and he has slammed internet trolls for 'wasting their lives'.
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