Lando Norris says that the 2022 automobiles are making the motion extra enjoyable to observe, however they’re a killer for the driving force which has simply overtaken.
The brand new season is barely two races previous, however already it does seem that the newest era of challengers are delivering on Method 1’s purpose to make following simpler and increase overtaking alternatives.
What that has carried out, particularly within the midfield, is make it harder for a driver to interrupt the DRS practice.
Specifically, Norris defined that for a driver who has simply made an overtake, now it is vitally tough to maintain them behind and cease them shortly re-passing.
Talking concerning the 2022 automobiles on the F1 Nation podcast, Norris mentioned: “They’re higher. It’s prefer it’s higher for some issues, however it’s worse in different causes.
“As a result of when you overtake you may’t simply drop the man behind as simply.
“I do know, it’s good for you, it’s dangerous for the blokes simply overtaking, as a result of the subsequent lap is so much simpler for the man to get again previous you.”
After all, it’s the want of any driver who has made an overtake to make sure that the transfer sticks and the opposite driver doesn’t reply.
However, Norris does admit that it makes the racing extra enjoyable out on the observe, in addition to extra pleasant for the folks which might be watching.
“It makes for a greater present and that’s the entire a part of it,” mentioned the McLaren driver.
“It provides to the racing, so I believe it’s simply extra enjoyable, it makes it much more pleasant for us, we’re not going to have our complete race of simply sitting behind one another, not doing something.
“Now we will truly look ahead to some good battles and you may have an opportunity to go forwards as effectively which is at all times good.”
Norris’ McLaren workforce has endured a tough begin to the 2022 marketing campaign.
The Woking outfit, which contended for P3 within the 2021 Constructors’ standings, was tipped as a possible darkish horse for the 2022 marketing campaign, given the large regulatory shift.
Sadly although McLaren has not been near the main tempo within the opening two races, with Norris’ six factors scored for a P7 end in Saudi Arabia, proving to be his and McLaren’s solely to this point.