Lando Norris demands urgent track change after Mick Schumacher horror crash

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LANDO NORRIS has issued a serious warning forward of as we speak’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Lando Norris has urged F1 bosses to make pressing observe alterations forward of Sunday’s race after Mick Schumacher’s horror 170 mph crash in qualifying. The Haas driver misplaced management on the exit of flip 10, hitting the within concrete wall with immense power.

Schumacher seemed initially immobile and an ambulance was referred to as for the 23-year-old. He was finally faraway from the automotive aware and was in a position to discuss to his household earlier than being airlifted to hospital for checks.

Nonetheless, Norris has questioned the security of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, demanding extra motion is taken.

He mentioned: “Simply with the sort of automotive, you possibly can’t have such an aggressive kerb at such a pace that we’re operating at, and what makes it worse is the way it’s angled to come back again after which curves spherical. You simply get it just a little bit incorrect and it may be a giant incident as we noticed.

“It must be edited for the race and adjusted a bit as a result of, particularly in a race state of affairs, in case you are following or simply get a little bit of understeer due to the soiled air or so on, by means of no fault of your personal you possibly can simply get caught out. And with the automotive and the way it’s with the kerb, it might probably simply find yourself in a nasty place. They should change it for the race.”

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Lando Norris demands urgent track change after Mick Schumacher horror crash

Lando Norris has demanded pressing observe modifications (Picture: Getty)

The observe’s security file was questioned by the drivers forward of final yr’s race. Again in December, F2 driver Enzo Fittipaldi was hospitalised after a high-speed accident in the beginning.

This yr, F2’s Cem Bolukbasi was additionally transferred to hospital on Friday after an identical crash to Schumacher’s. Norris’ huge concern for the race is the probability of vehicles being pushed again onto the racing line after their preliminary affect with the wall.

He was requested if F1 bosses may put a brief TECPRO barrier in place, much like the one put in within the aftermath of Romain Grosjean’s Bahrain crash in 2020.

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Lando Norris demands urgent track change after Mick Schumacher horror crash

Mick Schumacher hit the wall at round 170mph (Picture: Twitter / F1)

Nonetheless, the McLaren driver was not eager on the concept, warning the design of the circuit was simply “very odd”.

Norris added: “I don’t assume you possibly can put a TECPRO on the within of the wall there as a result of then the wall comes again out. Simply the form of every part there’s very odd, so when you had a TECPRO there, when you hit it then it may simply simply come on to the observe which is the problem. Subsequently I don’t assume it’s potential.

“Other than the kerb itself, every part is nearly as good as it might probably get until it’s a lot wider however then it simply defeats the article of the circuit.”

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