Norris understanding: 'I think a lot of people are shocked'

26-10-2021 19:59 | Updated: 26-10-2021 22:32
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Norris understanding: 'I think a lot of people are shocked'

Lando Norris has been in the frontrunners for most of the season, but that was not the case at the United States Grand Prix. The Englishman finished in eighth place, just ahead of the drivers from Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and Ferrari.

Moreover his teammate Daniel Ricciardo was faster. The Australian had a hard time controlling the McLaren car at the beginning of the season, but he has started to show his qualities more and more. Norris, therefore, has a lot of respect for Ricciardo. "Daniel just did a good job and drove well," he told

Ricciardo finished in fifth place, putting him almost eight seconds ahead of Norris. However, the British driver doesn't think it's anything shocking. "I think a lot of people are shocked and think, 'Oh, Lando has driven badly'. But Daniel is just a good driver."

Battle in the constructors' championship

With Ferrari's good performance, McLaren must fear losing third place in the constructors' championship. McLaren is still 3.5 points ahead of Ferrari which is making a good impression with the new engine. With five races to go Ricciardo and Norris will have to work hard to get the points for the team.

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