Lando Norris admits Mercedes regret as Brit worried about McLaren’s chances at Imola

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LANDO NORRIS has regrets over the race in Australia, and is frightened about his possibilities in Imola.

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Lando Norris has admitted he regrets not combating with Mercedes stars Lewis Hamilton and George Russell ‘just a little extra’ through the Australian Grand Prix, while additionally expressing issues over McLaren’s possibilities on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Norris completed final weekend’s race in fifth behind each Mercedes drivers.

This got here after the McLaren man had began forward of each his fellow Englishmen on the grid, earlier than surrendering his benefit to Russell who completed third, and Hamilton who took fourth. Following the race Norris revealed his regrets about his lack of problem towards the Mercedes pair.

He informed Motorsport.com: “I suppose we needed to battle the Mercedes just a little bit greater than we did. If I used to be forward after flip one and not using a dangerous begin, they might have handed us sooner or later within the race anyway. 

“So I do not assume we might be too sad. I feel now we have to be pleased with the job we did, they only have a significantly better automobile.” Regardless of the remorse, there have been loads of positives for Norris and his McLaren staff to remove from Australia.

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Lando Norris admits Mercedes regret as Brit worried about McLaren's chances at Imola

Lando Norris has regrets over his race in Australia. (Picture: GETTY)

Norris was joined by teammate Daniel Ricciardo in sixth, exhibiting the Surrey-based staff are capable of compete alongside the likes of Mercedes, Purple Bull and Ferrari. Nonetheless, the Englishman nonetheless has issues about his staff, and believes Australia ‘may be pretty much as good because it will get for some time’.

Norris commented: “The automobile has been good from the FP1 and all through the entire weekend, which is an effective factor. It reveals that there are nonetheless these strengths within the automobile.

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Lando Norris admits Mercedes regret as Brit worried about McLaren's chances at Imola

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“We simply must preserve engaged on the weaknesses, to be sincere, if we need to be right here extra actually because not all tracks are as easy and as fast as this. So, I feel this may be pretty much as good because it will get for some time and we will a few tracks which may be a bit more durable for us.”

Regardless of his concern the 22-year-old revealed he and his staff are ‘motivated’ to supply optimistic outcomes, as they take a really feel good issue into subsequent week’s race in Imola. He added: “However the staff is motivated. I suppose a day like at the moment [Australian GP] actually helps them out and retains them comfortable, so a very good consequence for the staff.”

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