Lando Norris brands Monaco Grand Prix ‘unsafe’ as circuit’s future in jeopardy

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LANDO NORRIS has questioned the security of the Monaco Grand Prix in a blow to hopes of a brand new contract being finalised.

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Lando Norris has warned driving the Monaco Grand Prix in moist situations on Sunday was ‘not protected’ because it was unimaginable to see any vehicles in entrance. The McLaren driver pressured drivers have been ‘millimetres’ from having a crash each single lap as he warned it was unimaginable to see ‘5 metres in entrance’.

His feedback come as the long-lasting circuit’s future on the calendar stays in danger. F1 is but to agree a brand new take care of the Car Membership de Monaco to run the race from 2023 resulting from a spread of disagreements.

Writing in his Telegraph column, Norris stated: “It is just if you end up really in a Method One automobile, feeling brake temperatures, the tyre temperatures, the grip ranges, that you may really respect what is feasible and what’s not. What’s protected and what’s not. And it was not protected on Sunday.

“You actually could not see 5 metres in entrance of you throughout that first try and get the race underway. In the end, it’s me that’s risking my neck on the market. All of us noticed the implications of 1 tiny error on Sunday.

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Lando Norris brands Monaco Grand Prix 'unsafe' as circuit's future in jeopardy

Lando Norris has referred to as the Monaco GP ‘nor protected’ (Picture: Getty)

“Mick Schumacher missed the apex of the right-hander on the Swimming Pool and positioned the automobile only a fraction offline – perhaps not more than 10cm – and that was it. Recreation over.

“The reality is we’re all millimetres away from having a crash like that each single lap. ‘It may be one thing as small as hitting a bump barely flawed, or lacking a gear change. That’s what makes it so intense.” Norris claimed he virtually misplaced management of his automobile no less than 5 to eight occasions over the course of Sunday’s race.

The FIA’s dealing with of the Monaco Grand Prix has been questioned after the race director determined to delay the beginning when it was solely drizzling. A formation lap was ultimately began because the climate worsened however the race was purple flagged moments later.

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Lando Norris brands Monaco Grand Prix 'unsafe' as circuit's future in jeopardy

Mick Schumacher had a large shunt which destroyed his automobile (Picture: Getty)

Discussions have been held over the way forward for the race however a number of sticking factors nonetheless stay earlier than a deal could be struck. It’s understood F1 shouldn’t be pleased with a few of the earlier privileges awarded to Monaco underneath Bernie Ecclestone resembling its proper to strike its personal sponsorship agreements.

Nevertheless, Monaco organiser Michel Boeri has beforehand claimed the race would proceed to be held. Final month he defined: “We’re nonetheless in talks with them and should now seal the take care of a contract.

“I can assure you that the Grand Prix will maintain going down past 2022. I do not know if will probably be a three- or five-year contract, however that is a element.”

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