Lando Norris Reveals His Jubiliant Reaction After Seeing Lewis Hamilton Go-Off in Baku

Published 06/06/2021, 1:37 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Mark Sutton


The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is done and dusted and it was quite a dramatic race, to say the least. After the standing restart, Lewis Hamilton was behind Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, trying to overtake him for the lead. However, Hamilton overshot the turn due to brake failure and went off. While the incident was sad and disappointing for Lewis, McLaren’s Lando Norris had a hysterical reaction to him sliding off.

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After qualifying in P6 and then being awarded a three-place penalty, Norris started the race in P9. However, he drove well and secured a P5 finish for the team, just a touch away from the podium.

Lando Norris is excited as Lewis Hamilton falls down the pecking order

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After Max Verstappen’s crash red-flagged the race and led to a standing restart, Hamilton was in P2 behind eventual race winner Sergio Perez and had a chance to get a massive lead in the standings. However, just as the race restarted, he endured brake failure at Turn 1 and slid off the track.

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Keeping in line with his comical personality, Norris had a hysterical way of describing Lewis’ sad fate. Speaking to Sky Sports F1 after the race, Norris said, “Saw Lewis go straight on, so was like, ‘Ka-ching!'”

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When Max Verstappen crashed due to tire failure, many suspected that Hamilton would take the most points home and regain his championship lead. However, fate had different plans, as the second restart saw Lewis lock up and go off into the run-off area.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc seen in the background REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Hamilton crossed the line in 15th place and failed to score a single point for himself and his team members from Brackley. He still holds second place in the driver’s standings behind arch-rival, Verstappen. Hamilton will like to learn from this mistake and come back stronger at the upcoming race in France.

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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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