“Everyone Knows This Is a Lie” – Lando Norris Calls out the Hypocrisy in F1

November 12, 2020 3:50 pm

Lando Norris has become quite popular in Formula 1, despite only being in the sport for two seasons now. His sense of humor and competitive streak have made him a very likable personality, both on and off track.

Quite recently, Norris was embroiled in a few controversial incidents during and after the Portuguese Grand Prix. They led to the McLaren driver receiving a lot of flak across social media.

He moved to explain the other side of his personality in an interview. He stated that there is a sense of judgment from a few people, considering he is now a public figure.

Lando Norris calls out people who portray themselves as “perfect”

In the aftermath of both situations with Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton, Norris put out a bold apology on Twitter. He also wanted to clarify his comments, considering he is usually not that kind of person.

READ MORE: Lando Norris Concedes He’s Been “Stupid And Careless” Over Recent Comments on Hamilton and Stroll

Norris stated, “Like everyone, I’m angry at times. The radio message expresses the emotions that I want to do well for the team and get points. And then someone ruins it.” (translated via Google Translate)

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – McLaren’s Lando Norris wearing a protective face mask during a press conference ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Of course, he is a human being, much like everybody else. Norris also believes that even though his critics would have been in his shoes at some point in time, they ‘pretend’ to be perfect people.

“I am sure that everyone is mad at others in certain situations. And just because I’m on TV, people judge me. They pretend they never say such a thing.

“They portray themselves as perfect people. Everyone knows this is a lie,” concluded Norris in his remarks.

Norris had had a fairly disappointing Portuguese Grand Prix

Earlier in Portimao, Lando Norris had started well from a P8 position with McLaren. However, after a collision with Lance Stroll led to a team radio rant from him, he finished P13 in the race.

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – McLaren’s Lando Norris and Racing Point’s Sergio Perez in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

If that was not enough, he had curtly responded to a question about Lewis Hamilton’s record. However, following his apology, it was water under the bridge for Norris.

The Mclaren man is currently seventh in the Drivers’ standings with 69 points. However, with four races to go, he will have plenty of work to do to deliver a P3 finish for his team this season.

Bhargav Gopal

Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune. Bhargav is quite a genius in his field, having won the All-India Marketing Case Study Competition 2015. He also loves to combine his love for marketing and sports by taking part in competitions like Knockout: Sports Marketing Case Study by IIM Ahmedabad.

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