Lando Norris says McLaren "overachieved" at French Grand Prix

21-06-2021 07:31
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Lando Norris says McLaren overachieved at French Grand Prix

Lando Norris finished the French Grand Prix 5th and is very pleased with the result having only just finished inside of the top 10 in qualifying. The result is significant as the Brit reamains the only driver to score points at every Grand Prix so far this season. 

“We overachieved today,” said Norris after the race as quoted by F1i.com. “I was not really expecting to be finishing fifth and sixth for the team - and for me fifth, especially as lap one was pretty bad for me, or the start really.

"I had a bad shift to second or third gear and I lost quite a few positions," he explained after dropping two places and falling behind Ricciardo on he first lap.

"We just did a good job with the strategy," he said. "We looked after the tyres nicely and it worked out for us. I'm a bit surprised but I’m happy. We will take it. Good points for us, so a good weekend.

"A good result for us as a team. I think it’s been our best race together," he added. “I’m a bit surprised because I didn’t think we were really expecting this after yesterday.

“It was a fun race for me, all the overtaking and the strategy and trying to survive in the first with the tyres and things. It was tricky, but it paid off.”

Ferrari failed to score any points meaning McLaren are back in control at the top of the midfield rankings. 

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