Lando Norris was particularly angry on Saturday after breaking the track restrictions in the final stages of qualifying. The McLaren driver thus ruined the starting point of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Italy.
The 21-year-old Norris was able to compete with top teams in the third quarter and set a good time that can be traced back to the third start position. However, the race managers broke the limit of the track in the 9th round and ended their lap.
Norris said in the conversation: “I am disappointed and angry with myself.” Sky Sports. “Before that, I think we had a very good day. The team did a great job and the car really played a role in qualifying.”
“We made good progress on Friday. But in that round I didn’t have to make a mistake, I completely messed up. Everyone has this rule, so you should look at it anyway: it’s still a mistake. My side.”
Due to his “illegal laps”, Norris’s Grand Prix at Imola on Sunday was not third, but seventh. Lewis Hamilton topped the rankings, ahead of Red Bull drivers Sergio Pérez (second place) and Max Verstappen (third place) ).
Although Norris made a mistake in qualifying, he still saw the great potential of the game. “Since the beginning of the weekend, our development has been very strong and we have a deeper understanding of the car. The team’s performance is indeed better than in Bahrain. Only I stayed in qualifying.”