Norris: "I'm an idiot"

21-09-2019 15:38
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Norris: I'm an idiot

Lando Norris has described himself as "an idiot" following his mistakes in Q3 leaving him down in P10 for Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

McLaren looked to be quicker than Renault, but the young Brit was unable to get a lap together in Q3 and will start behind both Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg.

Norris says that he messed up on his gears into the hairpin, along with a few other mistakes, telling Sky Sports: "It was a good feeling I had, Q1 went well Q2 very well.

"I was happy, confident, I didn't get the warm-up I wanted and I didn't have the confidence to push as much as in Q2. Then I had some brain fades, in the middle. It went wrong, very wrong and I lost time trying to make up for it because I'm an idiot.

"It makes my life a bit harder. Just silly mistakes. Halfway around the lap I was even with my Q2 lap then I made a big mistake, the wrong gear in the hairpin, didn't down-shift enough and I have never done that before. As much as it was an awful lap, the lap in Q2 was nice. So the confidence is there I just didn't do it when I wanted to."

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