After a solid start to the season, the Mclaren F1 Team are hoping to keep the momentum going this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix.
British driver Lando Norris, has started the season in exceptional form, out performing his new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, on a regular basis so far this season. Norris will be aware that Ricciardo is still adjusting to life at Mclaren, so it’s important to keep the strong results coming.
Norris has finished every race so far this season within the top five, can he keep this up this weekend in Barcelona?
“I’m excited to go to Spain! We seem to be on good form at the moment, so we’re just trying to keep that up, keep scoring points and things like that. It’s still early days in the championship, so another weekend like Portugal would be nice.” Said Norris.
“We need to keep plugging away, keep trying to get some points and another good result in qualifying. We’ll see what we can do and what the car’s like, but I’m confident we can execute a good race.”
“I’m feeling more and more comfortable” – Ricciardo
Australian Daniel Ricciardo has also started the season well as he adjusts to life at Mclaren, however he will have hoped for better. This weekend should be much more representative of Ricciardo’s true pace, with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya being one that every team and driver are extremely familiar with.
Will this weekend see Ricciardo outperform Norris and potentially even break into the top five? Either way the Australian will be hoping to make further improvement this weekend.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on track in Spain. Having been to two unique circuits in Imola and Portimão, it’ll be good to get some laps in on a circuit I know really well. All the teams do so much testing at Barcelona, so we pretty much know what to expect right out of the box.”
“Having so much familiarity with the circuit and the high levels of grip should mean I can really push the car and not have too many other factors to worry about. I’m feeling more and more comfortable with every race distance, so I’m really excited to see what we can do in the next few races.”