Norris: "So I'm just an idiot"

25-10-2021 12:44 | Updated: 25-10-2021 14:00
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Norris: So I'm just an idiot

Lando Norris drove a quiet race during the United States Grand Prix and had to let his teammate Daniel Ricciardo beat him to the finish. The young Briton was strict with himself afterwards.

Norris calls himself an idiot

It wasn't Norris' race at COTA. The McLaren driver is often a regular alongside Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, but in Austin, it was a grey weekend.

After the race, Norris spoke to Ziggo Sport and he was critical of himself: "Ricciardo was able to get past one Ferrari, so that was good. I couldn't do it. And when I did, I didn't even defend. So I'm just an idiot."

Ricciardo beats Norris to the punch

The youngster in the McLaren team has been a lot stronger than his Australian teammate this season but clearly had to underperform him in America. Norris lost his fourth position in the championship to Sergio Perez, but is still 44 points ahead of Ricciardo who is on P8.

Norris was disappointed: "Normally you race for a goal and you have something to chase. I didn't have that now. It's just bad work on my part."

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