LANDO NORRIS picked up a podium on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Mclaren proceed their surge in direction of the entrance.
F1: Lando Norris says he didn’t assume he’d make podium
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Lando Norris claims he’s ‘driving on a excessive’ after securing an sudden podium at Imola final day out. The McLaren star benefited from a late spin from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to safe third because the staff continued their ahead positive aspects.
The long-lasting facet had been in direction of the again of the sector on the Bahrain Grand Prix after struggling braking issues. Nonetheless, they’ve slowly circled their kind to make them the best positioned of the Mercedes runners.
Based on GPFans, Norris mentioned: “I’m driving in on the excessive of the final race and hoping to maintain the momentum going ahead. While the rostrum end wasn’t precisely anticipated, it’s a testomony to the onerous work and dedication of the staff on the monitor and again on the manufacturing facility.
“Let’s hold going and push as onerous as we are able to!”
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Lando Norris claims he’s driving on a excessive forward of Miami (Picture: Getty)
Norris is especially enthusiastic about this weekend’s new Miami Grand Prix.
He added: “I’m hyped for this weekend. New circuits are all the time one thing I sit up for, and if you add within the pleasure round a US race, significantly in Miami, it’s going to be so cool.
“It’s wanting quick with some nice options and with the added component of being a avenue monitor, it’s going to be a enjoyable problem.” Norris lately prolonged his keep at McLaren, signing a brand new deal to maintain him on the staff till 2025.
The Briton mentioned he had spoken to different groups over the past 12 months however was eager to lock in a dedication after an excellent third season final 12 months.
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Lando Norris secured a final minute podium at Imola (Picture: Getty)
He added that the purpose was to push for wins and titles with the staff who’ve struggled to match their former glory. McLaren have loved an excellent resurgence in current seasons after being one of many grid’s tailenders not way back.
Talking on his new deal forward of the season, Norris mentioned: “I’ve grown up on this staff and I am a part of this journey we’re all on. I need to proceed to attempt to attain that dream of ours and attempt to win races, and naturally to attempt to win championships.
“Large because of Andreas [Seidl], Zak [Brown] and all of McLaren for having this religion in me. After all, it additionally exhibits the religion I’ve in McLaren and what they may have the ability to obtain within the subsequent few years.
“We all know it isn’t going to be fast, we’re studying and there is nonetheless issues we have to enhance on to have the flexibility to struggle for wins and championships, however I do know that is developing.”