Lando Norris Elated to Outqualify McLaren Teammate Sainz ‘in a Decent Way’

December 13, 2020 2:50 pm

Lando Norris has not been meeting his expectations for quite some time now. The Briton is capable of doing a lot more than what he had been putting up, and he knew it. So, when he clinched a P4 at the Abu Dhabi starting grid, no one was more impressed than the McLaren driver himself.

Norris had been struggling to get in pace with his car and engineers. However, in 2020 he made a lot of ground on this path. The Briton figured out his way around his car and his bond with his crew. Well, looks like that is already paying off.

The fantastic performance at Abu Dhabi qualifying has several reasons to be special for Lando Norris. He highlights that he did not profit from any of Carlos’ mistakes this time. The point he establishes is that he can get the job done entirely by himself and his strong mettle.

I’m very happy, as I feel like I deserved it and put a very good lap together but at the same time to be two tenths off pole position is not that much at the end of the day. So I’m surprised but also very happy and in a good position for tomorrow.

“I would say this time, I did it more in a decent way, it wasn’t by one thousandth or he made a mistake, it was because I did a good lap,stated Norris.

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Lando Norris to keep an eye out for Checo

Norris expected to surpass Carlos with his effort. However, his P4 caught him by surprise. Norris would hope to capitalize on this during the final race and get maximum points for his team. Well, a bit of that also depends on Carlos, but McLaren would hope for the best, having utmost confidence in their drivers.

It’s a good position for us tomorrow. But Sergio was last at last weekend’s race after T4 and he won the race. They are going to be coming through and will be very fast tomorrow.”

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Racing Point’s Sergio Perez in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

“Sergio has been quite a bit quicker than Lance all weekend, so if anyone is going to be coming through, it’s going to be Sergio. The car is very quick, but at the same time, we were in a good rhythm and the car was performing well. We will see what we can do,” concluded Norris.

Lando Norris would bid goodbye to teammate Carlos after this weekend. Ferrari recruited the Spaniard earlier this year to race alongside Leclerc. Well, there can’t be much conspiracy regarding this as Carlos portrayed extreme determination this season.

Daniel Ricciardo will join McLaren in 2021, racing alongside Norris. Both the racers share a feisty bond and we hope they will do wonders. Presently, Norris has a big race coming up tonight, and we bid our best wishes to the Briton.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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