Norris: The small mistakes can cost us

17-06-2019 16:39
by Bobby Vincent
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Norris: The small mistakes can cost us

McLaren driver Lando Norris has admitted the "small mistakes" can cost his team, as he prepares to make his Formula 1 debut at Circuit Paul Ricard ahead of the French Grand Prix at the weekend.

Norris suffered a bit of a nightmare in Canada, with his car catching fire right in front of the pit-lane, with the youngster admitting he had "no clue" why his MCL33 forced him to retire early.

The 19-year-old has been in the points twice this season so far, but is pointless since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in April, and he has explained how "small mistakes" could cost McLaren again this weekend.

"I'm excited to get back racing again after Canada and to experience (Circuit Paul) Ricard in an F1 car for the first time," an excited Norris said. "The teams in the midfield are really close and we've had some good battles over the last few races.

"We know the fight in France will be just as tough and I've been doing plenty of work in the factory to prepare for this weekend. As a team, we just have to keep giving it our all at every single race, as small mistakes can cost us.

"I'll be focusing on getting up to speed as quickly as I can on Friday. I've got previous experience at Ricard, having raced there in Formula Renault and F2 there."

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