I Am Not in the ‘Best of Moods’: Lando Norris Reveals Cause of Discontent Ahead of Austrian GP

Published 07/01/2021, 10:25 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 25, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Last weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix, Lando Norris qualified in fifth but moved up to third as Valtteri Bottas got a grid penalty. Norris has stated that he was happy to start in third but looking at the gap at the finish did put a dampener on his mood.

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It was Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who dominated at the Red Bull, finishing the race thirty seconds ahead of his rival.

Lando Norris isn’t happy with the gap at the end of the race

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Finishing fifth in race might make for a good celebration as it earns some much-needed points for the driver’s championship and the constructor’s. However, Lando is one of the few drivers who wasn’t pleased with his finish at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.

Speaking to Formula passion.It, Norris said, “On Sunday I was happy to have finished fifth, but knowing that we were third at the start and looking at the great gap at the finish, I wasn’t in the best of moods.”

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Can Lando bag another podium in the upcoming weekend?

Last time around at the Austrian Grand Prix, Norris earned his first podium in Formula One by coming third. And since then, he has bagged two more this season, one at the Emilia GP, and the other at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix.

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Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in action during the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

He might look to repeat his success this season as well and hope to score another podium for the Papaya team. Norris has managed to score points in every race now and has played a crucial part in McLaren claiming third place in the standings.

Now, as he prepares for round two in Austria, the 21-year-old is hoping that a similar gap won’t exist between him and the leader as last weekend.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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