McLaren drivers open up on the impact of Indy 500 failure

24-05-2019 09:48
by Louis Shaw
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McLaren drivers open up on the impact of Indy 500 failure

McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have opened up on the impact of the team's failure at the Indy 500. The team seems to be affected heavily from the disappointment but the two drivers are hoping to raise the mood with a strong performance at Monaco this weekend. 

“I think the only good thing is, after seeing that, that they admitted what they did wrong, and what they did well – which was not so many things - but yeah, they took it on the chin and they just admitted they didn't do a good enough job,” Norris said to Motorsport.com. 

“If you just look at Fernando, when he made it in two years ago quite easily... it's still just not an easy thing to get into,” he said.

“From what I heard inside the team, they were managing the expectations quite a lot,” said Carlos Sainz. 

“They were not thinking about winning straight away, they were thinking about qualifying and trying to fish a win. But from the outside, it is obviously not good to not see McLaren and Fernando qualifying for the 500.

“It is disappointing I guess for the whole team, F1 and the Indy 500 project, both of us. But it is a setback."

McLaren will hope to bounce back and have something to cheer about at the end of the race on Sunday. 

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