Formula 1 | Norris and McLaren F1 returned to their usual level at Zandvoort

Norris and McLaren F1 have regained (...)

After the very complicated last weekend at Spa, Lando Norris is satisfied to have had a good Friday at Zandvoort where he set the 4th time during the two free practice sessions. What to find a position more representative of the real level of McLaren F1 this weekend? The Brit hopes.

« It was a reasonably good day, » Norris said. « We are back to where we have usually been, closer to the front and in the middle of the field. There are positives to take away: the car handles well, both on low and high fuel . »

« I think we’re well placed. It’s still tight both ahead and behind us, but if we can squeeze a bit more out of the car tonight then we’ll have a good chance of scoring points on Sunday. »

Daniel Ricciardo was also present in the top 10 of the two sessions at Zandvoort, suffering all the same a small technical problem in the afternoon. But the Australian driver is generally confident for the rest of the weekend.

« It’s good to be back on this circuit. Unfortunately we lost some time due to an oil leak in FP2, but seeing the pace Lando is showing, it’s promising, » commented the Australian.

« We’ve made some changes for FP2 which seem to have worked, so we’re confident with the direction that’s been taken. Overall I think it was a good day for the team and we’ll have to proceed. a few adjustments tonight. »

Andrea Stella, the executive director of McLaren F1, is encouraged by the performance of his team but recalls that everything remains to be decided this weekend.

« The team had a productive day. There were a few issues, especially for Daniel who missed the stint with a lot of fuel at the end of FP2. But other than that everything went well. »

“We have made progress on our understanding of the tires and the set-up, and we seem to be in a much better position than at Spa. We are looking forward to qualifying and then the race, but we still have a lot of work to do tonight if we want to stay as competitive. »

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