During the Russian Grand Prix de F1 English Lando Norris He lived one of his toughest moments since he reached the Maximum when he lost a victory that seemed his. The pilot of McLaren He was the main victim of the rain that fell on the finish, although he was partly responsible for the result by not complying with the order of his team that asked him to enter the pits to put tires for wet floors.
"Broken heart", Norris tweeted just minutes after receiving the checkered flag in seventh place, a position that in no way reflects his prominence in Sochiwhere even started from pole position.
However, Norris has starred in a great 2021 that allows us to suppose that in a short time he will have a revenge and that is what he thinks Charles Leclerc, his rival of Ferrari. The Monegasque spoke with knowledge of the facts since he was also in the same situation when he arrived at the Scuderia.
"Obviously, I can imagine what he's feeling."Leclerc told Motorsport. "You must probably feel very guilty," added the Rossa driver in reference to Norris's posture of staying on the track when the rain was pouring.
“But he is an incredible driver. I think he has shown it very often this season. It's only a matter of time before his first win, so yeah, I don't think he should feel so depressed after the race he's done. "said Leclerc, who won his only two races in 2019 during his first year on the Maranello team.
Leclerc wasn't the only one supporting Norris. He also received words of encouragement from his compatriot George Russell (Williams), who experienced something similar in the Sakhir GP of 2020 when a strategy error prevented him from winning the victory in his first race in Mercedes (He replaced the English Lewis Hamilton). “I went through that last year. I know how it feels. But he will have many other opportunities to win ”, said.