WATCH: Rosberg Stirs the Pot With Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly After French GP

Published 06/21/2021, 3:49 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix || REUTERS


Although the sun has set on the French Grand Prix, some reactions are still fresh in the minds of many fans. One of those reactions was of Lando Norris’ frustration with Pierre Gasly on Lap 28 of the race.

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Gasly’s move frustrated the Briton, who made his feelings clear on the team radio. After the race, former world champion Nico Rosberg had a chat with the two drivers.

Rosberg recalls comment made by Lando Norris

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Although Red Bull and Mercedes led the pack, the midfield battle continued to spew good battles on Circuit Paul Ricard. Despite Ferrari putting on a good performance on Saturday, McLaren emerged the best of the rest in Le Castellet on Sunday.

However, AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly put in a good fight on both days, finishing an impressive P7. While Gasly was the only French driver to finish in the points, it didn’t come easy for him.

Although Norris passed him in Lap 28, he attempted to regain his position ahead of the Briton, which didn’t go well. The 25-year-old ended up going off track, almost pushing Norris off as well.

After the race, Nico Rosberg, who’s part of Sky Sport’s team, brought that incident to light with the two drivers. The German asked both drivers what they felt after making that comment.

He asked, “Lando, I have to say what you said on the radio as well, you called him an idiot! What are your thoughts on that? “

The Briton responded by mentioning it was all in the heat of the moment, pulling Rosberg’s leg along the way. “Look, I think people get hot headed,” said Norris.

“I’m sure there’s plenty of things that you said on the radio that people didn’t hear, alright? You can’t have a gun on me!”

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Can Norris take another podium in Austria?

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The Briton took his first career podium in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix last year. In addition, he continues to be the only driver to score points in all seven races this season.

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

After a good outing in Le Castellet, McLaren leapfrogged Ferrari in the Constructors’ championship. With F1 now headed to Austria this weekend, the Briton will hope to continue his good form to take McLaren forward in the Red Bull Ring.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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