Mclaren F1 Team’s Lando Norris is full of excitement to be heading back to the Red Bull Ring this weekend, the British driver took his first ever podium in Formula 1 there last season, something he will hope is on the cards this weekend.
Last time out in France it was another strong result for Norris who after finishing fifth, continues his run of being the only driver to finish every race in the points this season. Norris will at least be hoping to keep the run going this weekend at a grand prix close to his heart.
“I’m really looking forward to going racing in Austria for the next two weeks. It’s a special place as it’s where I got my first podium in Formula 1. We had two strong back-to-back results in Austria last season, so I’m hoping we can have a similar two weekends this time out.
We can’t get ahead of ourselves as a lot of things are different from last year, like the car and tyres. We’ll go into these two races with our heads down and take it one step at a time to try and have two results like we managed in France, but also working hard on improving our qualifying performance.”
“We’ll be pushing hard” – Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo also had a successful French Grand Prix, the Australian crossed the line in sixth place to cement one of his best finishes for Mclaren so far.
Ricciardo will be hoping for more of the same this weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix and next weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix, with both having the possibility of having mixed conditions. The Honey Badger will be giving it his all no matter weather.
“I’m looking forward to having another race on the bounce and a double in Austria. It could be a wet one – maybe even for both weekends. We could get two very different races, you never know. I think it’s just a good opportunity for me to keep working on the car and myself.
Hopefully, we can build on the performance we had in France and find some consistency we’ve been looking for. We’ll try and get some more points for the team in Austria. It’s close out there and every weekend counts, so we’ll be pushing hard.”