Lando Norris was the fastest in F1 qualifying for today's sprint race in Brazil. Max Verstappen, who was 0.061 seconds behind the Briton's time in McLaren, will start the race from the first starting row. The Mexican Sergio Perez entered the second starting row in the second car of the Red Bull team, while George Russell made it to the fourth place in the last attempt. Lewis Hamilton was fifth, while Yuki Tsunoda, Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz and Oscar Piastri finished in tenth place.
Max Verstappen won the pole position for the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix, and the race in Suzuka will be started right next to him by the McLaren team racers, Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1705481010673074451 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) was fourth ahead of Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Yuki Tsunoda and Fernando Alonso.
At the race in Singapore, Carlos Sainz defended his victory with a smart tactic, when he allowed Lando Norris to use DRS, with which the young Briton successfully defended himself against the faster Mercedes racers. The Singapore Grand Prix came alive when the virtual safety car gave the Mercedes drivers the chance to change tires due to Esteban Ocon's stopped car. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton were faster on the new medium hard tires than the leader Sainz, who was directly behind him giving Norris the opportunity to use DRS by ensuring that the gap to the McLaren at the detection point was less than a second. Norris was thus able to defend himself, but with three laps to go Russell attacked him and Sainz even had to slow down to pull McLaren's t behind him again
Lando Norris celebrated his second consecutive podium finish at the Hungaroring, but this time his special champagne foaming technique took a heavy toll, in addition to spilled expensive sparkling wine, in the form of a broken valuable trophy awarded to Max Verstappen. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1683143232073375744
Max Verstappen won the best starting position for the British F1 Grand Prix in Silverstone and with the 27th pole position of his career prevented the absolute sensation of the McLaren team at the home race. The racers of the home team placed second and third, and Lando Norris will start the race from the front row, while Oscar Piastri will start the race from the second row. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1677698452971565057 Ferrari racers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz took fourth and fifth place, Mercedes drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished sixth and seventh, and Alex finished qualifying in the top ten Albon, Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly.
Lando Norris said that Lewis Hamilton should have received more penalties for overstepping the edge of the track in the race in Austria, because during the race, according to him, the Briton committed four offenses per lap. Hamilton was given a five-second penalty during the race after Norris said after just seven laps that the Mercedes driver was often driving off-track. But Norris expected more penalties during the race. "I was more or less commentating live on every corner and Hamilton only got a five second penalty. Maybe he should have commented more because he had four faults in one lap. I was driving behind him and I kind of understand him because he was feeling the pressure the racer behind him. It's hard to describe what he must have felt at that moment. He was riding on the limit, against a faster racer. Any mistake or change in the wind
McLaren's Lando Norris and Aplha Tauri's Yuki Tsunoda will have to miss out on the final SQ3 of today's shootout qualifying if they are to make it this far. The reason for this is that they used all sets of soft compound tires in free practice and qualifying. Norris will start the race for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from seventh, and Tsunoda from eighth, which is Alpha Tauri's best starting position this season. But they used all sets of soft tires, and the rules of the modified sprint weekend format dictate that racers must use one set of medium hard tires in SQ1 and SQ2, and one set of new soft tires in the final, SQ3 section. As Norris and Tsunoda used each of the six sets of soft tires, they will not be able to use the "new" in SQ3
George Russell has questioned the decisions of the race management this season and expressed his displeasure at the unnecessary red flag in the first crash of the Australian Grand Prix. The race at Albert Park was stopped for the first time on lap nine when Alex Albon crashed into the guard rail. The race management first sent a safety car to the track, but then the race was stopped with a red flag, as according to the FIE there was too much sand and debris on the track. The race was then stopped twice more, a record as we have never seen three red flags in one race, all of which ended in highly questionable circumstances that led to the Haas team filing a protest against the final results. The American team hopes that they will be able to change the order by which the podium with the third place would be
Red Bull is said to be very interested in the services of Briton Lando Norris, who according to some rumors could soon take over the role of Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen's teammate. In the team of the Austrian manufacturer of energy drinks, relations between the two racers are said to be becoming more and more tense, as Perez is not ready to give up the possibility of fighting for the title of world champion. Running a team with two hot-headed drivers can be difficult, something Red Bull is well aware of, and Verstappen and Norris, at least for now, have a very friendly relationship. Red Bull has offered Norris the opportunity to transfer several times, but the young Brit refused and promised his future to the McLaren team until the end of 2026. But the Woking team has completely lost touch with the best of the rest this year, which Norris would
In the event that Toto Wolff manages to convince Charles Leclerc to leave the Ferrari team and join the Silver Arrow, then Ferrari will consider Lando Norris as a replacement for him, believes Peter Windsor. The 38-year-old Lewis Hamilton will only start negotiations with Mercedes regarding a new contract, which will keep him in the German team until the end of 2025. Otherwise, it is only a formality, but it will be necessary to slowly find his successor. The candidate at the top of the list should be Norris, who is currently racing for McLaren. "It will probably be difficult to keep the peace between Leclerc and George Russell, but if Wolff is willing to put Russell next to Hamilton, then he will be able to bring Russell and Leclerc together," Windsor believes. "And if that happens, I'm sure Ferrari would do everything to get Lan