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Norris on challenging for the race win: Could've ended up like the other two

Norris on challenging for the race win: "Could've ended up like the other two"

12-09-2021 15:28 Last update: 15:51

McLaren achieved their first one-two since the 2010 Candian Grand Prix and their first Grand Prix victory in nine years. Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix, with Lando Norris finishing in second place. The British driver scores his fifth Formula 1 podium and his fourth of the 2021 season. 

Proud moment

"First of all thanks to the fans, we've had an awesome weekend. I guess four years ago I joined this team and we've been working towards this and we got a one-two finally. A good step for us, I'm happy for Daniel getting the win," Norris said in the interviews after the Italian Grand Prix. 

Through the race, Norris was around one second behind his teammate. But the Brit didn't really challenge for the overtake to ensure McLaren kept the victory. He alludes to the crash between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

"You want to go for it, but I'm here for the long-term and the team. It could've ended up like the other two! I'm happy and I'll have my chance in the future," Norris added. 

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