Formula 1 | Norris and Ricciardo hoping for another big result at Suzuka


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After a very good overall result in Singapore which enabled it to score 22 points in the constructors’ world championship, all while Alpine F1 recorded a double retirement on its side, McLaren F1 is entering the Japanese Grand Prix with a lot of envy as the Woking team again occupy fourth place in the standings.

Lando Norris rode a well-paced race to fail just short of the podium in Marina Bay, and the Briton hopes his team will continue that momentum as Suzuka is the first of the final five races of the 2022 season.

« It’s great to go to Japan for the first time in three years! The fans were amazing in Singapore and I’m sure it will be the same at Suzuka this weekend. I’m looking forward to the challenges of the circuit. « 

“The result in Singapore was great for the team, and everyone saw their contribution rewarded with a double points finish in difficult conditions. We are now focused on continuing our hard work as we approach the five last races of the season.

Author of his best result of the season in Singapore where he finished fifth, Daniel Ricciardo smiled again before heading to Japan after a series of much more complicated races. He will also benefit from the development on his MCL36 this weekend.

« I can’t wait to hit the track at Suzuka this weekend, especially after the team’s very good result in Singapore with this double finish in the top 5. We managed to get out of it despite the difficult conditions and above all to score important points in the Constructors’ World Championship! It’s great to see that the hard work of the team is paying off. »

« The Japanese fans are passionate and we will be treated to another exciting race after the amazing atmosphere in Singapore! I’m curious to see how the evolution has contributed to my car as it worked well for Lando last weekend. The steps we have taken should allow us to achieve more positive results by the end of the season. »

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Like his two drivers, the director of McLaren F1 Andreas Seidl also shows great enthusiasm for the return of F1 to Japan, without forgetting the challenges of this end of the season.

« It’s great to be back in Japan as another race returns to the calendar! We’re ready to get back on track a few days after the Singapore event. The Japanese fans should provide us with another exciting event. »

“Suzuka is a demanding track for the drivers, but Lando and Daniel are well prepared for the challenges ahead. The team is aware that the fight for fourth place in the championship is raging. to another as we saw in Singapore, so we have to keep control of the events in the remaining five races. »



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