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F1 ace Norris to shave off hair after raising $12000 in charity stream

Luke Smith
Norris to shave off hair after Twitch charity stream

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has agreed to shave off his hair after raising more than $10,000 for the COVID-19 response fund.

Norris is a prolific streamer of sim racing, and took part in the Twitch Stream Aid event on Saturday alongside a number of musicians and celebrities to raise money for charity.

More than $2.2 million was raised for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation, which is supported by the United Nations Foundation.

Norris pledged to shave his hair if fans watching his stream donated more than $10,000 to charity, with the final total reaching over $12,000.

An anonymous donation of $700 tipped Norris over the required target.

"Does that mean I'm over?" Norris said laughing, adding: "No! We made 10k! RIP hair!"

Norris later revealed he has ordered some trimmers from Amazon that were due to arrive in four days.

"Thanks to all my viewers for raising over $12,000 by the end total for Twitch Stream Aid and the fight against COVID-19," Norris wrote on Instagram.

"I do have to cut all my hair off now though..."

McLaren team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. replied to Norris' Instagram post saying: "Oh boy I'm ready."

Norris has been taking part in a number of different sim racing events at home as the UK remains on lockdown in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The British racer starred in Sunday's Motorsport Games and Veloce Esports co-produced Veloce Pro Series event at Silverstone, taking pole position and victory in the opening race.

Norris then charged from P10 on the reverse grid to finish second in the second race, narrowly losing out to sports car racer Martin Kodric.

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