WATCH: Lando Norris Subtly Makes Fun of His Scary F1 Crash at Belgian GP

Published 10/27/2021, 2:45 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic


During qualifying in this year’s Belgian Grand Prix, Lando Norris suffered a heavy crash in Q3. Nearly two months after the incident, it seems the Briton has no problems making light-hearted humor at his expense.

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Earlier today, Norris appeared in a video alongside his fellow Quadrant member, Max Fewtrell. The pair reviewed some overtakes from different motor sports, during which Norris referenced his crash in Spa-Francorchamps.

Lando Norris recalls Belgian Grand Prix incident

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The Briton looked strong all weekend, producing consistently quick lap times. Looking to gain an edge over the rest of the field, Norris left the garage first in Q3 despite the treacherous track conditions at the beginning of the session.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during qualifying REUTERS/Johanna Geron

At the famous Eau Rouge, disaster struck Norris and his MCL35M. He lost control of the car at the top of the hill, which saw him spin violently off the track and into the barriers. Sebastian Vettel, who was just a few seconds behind the 21-year-old, stopped next to him to check whether he was okay.

While Norris walked away from the incident relatively unscathed, it became a topic of light-hearted humor recently. During his review of overtakes with Fewtrell, he saw a battle ensue between Matteo Cairoli and Alessandro Pier Guidi in the 24 Hours of Spa race.

Seeing them battle at Eau Rouge in wet weather, Norris poked fun at his attempt to do the same earlier this year. He said“Oh! I’ve been through Eau Rouge in the wet!” Fewtrell then replied, “You didn’t get to this bit, though!”

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Norris finished 14th in this year’s Belgian Grand Prix

Sunday’s race in Belgium didn’t take place due to heavy rain at Spa. Hence, all drivers completed a few laps behind the safety car to score half points. Although Norris reached Q3, he needed a new gearbox due to the crash. This sent him to P15, before gaining a place due to Sergio Perez‘s crash during a warm-up lap.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Since then, he continued to score points on a regular basis, finishing P8 in the recently concluded United States Grand Prix. With the Mexican Grand Prix in less than two weeks time, the Briton will look to keep his good form going, especially with Ferrari just 3.5 points behind McLaren in the battle for third in the constructor’s championship.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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