Lando Norris left frustrated after slow pit stop cost him more points

05-08-2019 13:06
by Adam Newton
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Lando Norris left frustrated after slow pit stop cost him more points

Lando Norris was understandably frustrated after a poor pit stop cost him the chance of a better finish in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Norris, starting in P7, got a decent start, overtaking the Red Bull of Pierre Gasly but losing one to his teammate Carlos Sainz.

He was promoted to P6 following Valtteri Bottas' pit stop and looked set for a good finish after two races without points.

However, it wasn't to be as he lost time in the pits and was then passed late on by the recovering Bottas.

In McLaren's press release, Norris said: “A good start, where I came up to a lot of the guys ahead, which was good. I got past Gasly straight away but I knew Carlos was somewhere on the inside, so I played it safe and gave him plenty of space.

"With hindsight, I think I could’ve stayed ahead but I didn’t want to take the risk.

“P7 in the first stint was alright, following Carlos the whole way. Then we did our pit-stop and I think the left rear was a bit slow.

"We lost all of our positions there, basically. The pace was good but the Mercedes was a bit quicker at the end. Apart from that it was an alright race.”

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