Lando Norris Charges Pierre Gasly for Race-Ending Incident at Miami GP: “What He Did Was Silly…”

Published 05/08/2022, 6:46 PM EDT
Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team drive his MCL35M single-seater during qualifying session of last race of the year in Yes Marina Circuit, Yes Island, Abu Dhabi, Uniter Arab Emirates, 11 December 2021 (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The roar of the Formula 1 car engines was heard in the stunning streets of Miami for the first time. The race produced some exciting action as Max Verstappen came out on top of Charles Leclerc and closed the gap to the Monegasque. Red Bull has certainly upped their game as the battle for the championship is intensifying.

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However, the main talking point of the race happened during lap 41. The race was significantly quiet till then as drivers looked to play it safe on a challenging track. However, Lando Norris’ crash with Pierre Gasly set the Grand Prix alight on lap 41.

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In the post-race interview, Norris blamed Gasly and revealed that the incident was “silly.” In the end, both the drivers did not finish the race and ended up retiring as a result.

Lando Norris reflects on the crash with Pierre Gasly

Norris and Gasly came together in lap 41. The Brit lost his wheel as a result and was forced to retire. Gasly slowed down on the corners and when Norris came on the inside to overtake the Frenchman, both collided. It was a costly result, as both the drivers were looking solid throughout the race.

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Speaking on the incident Norris said, A shame I think it ended in a silly way. Someone said on the radio that he was to retire or something so, if that is the case then I think what he did was silly and if you gonna retire you just get off the way of racing. And he was looking at his right mirror, drifting across the track. Of course, you can say I could have left a little more room, but I don’t expect him to kind of stay in the middle.”

“Yeah, of course, I mean, just to understand the outcome. Maybe some people will blame me, some people will blame him. The main thing is if he was racing and still going for position then id say its more of a racing incident, I think.”

“I could have left a bit more, he could’ve left a bit more. But if he was gonna retire, it was just a silly incident from his part and he should have just got out of the way.”

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It was certainly not the result McLaren wanted. Daniel Ricciardo was also out of the points and, as a result, the Woking-based outfit will leave with nothing. After a torrid start to the season, McLaren will hope to bounce back as the season progresses.

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Rahul Madhavan

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Rahul Madhavan is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor's degree in business administration, he is pursuing his love for sports in the form of writing. Rahul is an avid McLaren fan, who also enjoys writing about soccer.

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