WATCH: Norris Mocks F1’s Coverage of Hamilton Overtake in Austria

Published 07/08/2021, 7:03 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Lando Norris after finishing in first and second repectively Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Lando Norris is known for doing race reviews where he gives his own opinions about the Grand Prix. The Brit was watching the Austrian GP, where he was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton, but Norris jokingly states that he let him through, rather than Hamilton finding the gap.

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However, within a few laps, Norris was fighting against the Knight for third place and was successful; he brought home a podium finish for the Woking-based team, making it their third this year.

Lando Norris jokes about his defense against Hamilton

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The 21-year-old did his best to keep the 7-time world champion in his rearview mirror, but Hamilton got the better of him, gaining a position on him. Norris later jokingly explained that he wasn’t defending rather allowing him to get by.

He said, “Do you know chat? I let him pass here. You see him dive down the inside here, when I just let him pass. Look how hard my defense is, look at this defense.”

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Hamilton acknowledged Lando’s great driving ability

While the Mercedes driver was chasing down Norris, he did put on a tough battle for Hamilton, so much so that Hamilton came on the team radio and gave him a compliment for his talent behind the wheel.

Hamilton said, “Such a great driver, Lando.”

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Norris was pleased to hear this, as the multi-world champion applauded him for his skills, mid-race. The Red Bull Ring, saw Norris pick up his third podium of the season, and also ensuring that McLaren holds on to their third-place spot in the constructor’s standings.

The next race on Norris’s mind is the British Grand Prix held at Silverstone; he is hoping for a similar performance as Austria if not a better one in front of his home crowd.

What have you made of Lando’s season this far? Can bag more podiums and potential wins for the Papaya team, and make them a title-fighting contender in the coming years? Let us know your predictions of the young Brit in the comments section down below.

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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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