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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.