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McLaren’s Norris – “It was a race where I had to go forward”

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Credit: McLaren Media Centre

Lando Norris has spoken positively of his performance in the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.

The McLaren F1 Team driver started in ninth position, due to being given a three-place grid penalty in the first Friday practice session after not slowing sufficiently under yellow flag conditions, but was able to work his way up to fifth place by the time the chequered flag dropped.

“A very good race from us today. First of all, the team did an awesome job with the strategy and I did a good job with managing the Soft tyres in the first stint,” said the Briton.

We got to lap 39 before we boxed and that was one of the key aspects to our race in allowing us to be so strong in the second stint, to go out on the Mediums and be one of the fastest on track for some of the laps.

We managed to go from tenth all the way up to fifth, with three of those overtakes on the final two laps,”

Norris went on to say to say he enjoying fighting for positions, not some he had the chance to do in the Austrian Grand Prix, held at the circuit last week.

“It was a race where I had to go forwards and not maintain my position like I had to last week. It was much more a race of attacking and overtaking, which was nice to do.

He said he was keen to continue the momentum the team have build over the last two race weekends as they head into the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend.

“Very happy for myself but even more for the team, and getting some more points on the board with also the fastest lap from Carlos. A really good two weekends and a very good start to the season. We just need to try to maintain it into the next one.”

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