Lando Norris: "I am unhappy, devastated ..."

The McLaren driver regretted not getting into the pits on time when the rain appeared at the end of the Russian GP.

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English without a doubt Lando Norris was the big loser of Russian Grand Prix de F1. The pilot of McLaren started from pole, he was the rider who led the most laps (30), But he was left empty-handed with only a few miles left for the box flag. His big mistake was staying on the track longer than recommended when the rain appeared in Sochi.

"I don't know where to start, I'm unhappy, devastated ... The team called me to pit, but I decided to stay on the track thinking it was the best move", acknowledged Norris, who is having a brilliant season anyway.

Lando Norris
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“I didn't think the rain would change much in intensity. I was actually able to keep the car on the track at the beginning. I did my best and despite some mistakes I managed to stay ahead of Lewis "added the 21-year-old who, precisely, in a mistake, gave the privileged position to his compatriot Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), finally winner of his XNUMXth Grand Prize.

A few hours after the race, which finally had him in seventh place, Norris made a more in-depth analysis of what happened: “It was neither the race nor the result we wanted… It is a big disappointment because we have been strong all weekend and I felt comfortable with the pace and the car. The team has done a great job and I want to thank them for their hard work. The result is not a reflection of our weekend, but there are many positive things that we can take with us. Now we have to analyze, reset and remake ourselves in Turkey ”.

Norris, who made his Formula 1 debut in 2019, this year he was on the podium four times and marches in fourth place in the championship 12 points behind third, the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).

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