Reaching newfound heights of comfortability behind the wheel of a McLaren F1 vehicle enabled Lando Norris to charge into third place in the qualifying session for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old British driver made good on his promise to up the ante for the British team, whose previous performance in the Q3 session had been underwhelming, to say the least.
Norris, who finished seventh in the race on Sunday, attributed the result to his improved facility with the car. “I am feeling more comfortable and understanding the car a bit better,” he said. “That is helping me extract the most out of it.”
The McLaren driver was also effusive in his praise of the team, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help him develop a deeper understanding of the car’s inner workings.
“The team have been a great help in identifying where I can make improvements,” he said. “I have been able to take some of their advice and put it into practice, and it has paid off.”
The result marks a significant milestone in Norris’ career, a move that has put him in a strong position to challenge for the podium come Sunday.
It has been a long road for Norris, who has had to grapple with the technical intricacies of the McLaren F1 car. However, the hard work has paid off, as he is now more familiar with the vehicle and is able to extract the maximum performance from it.
The success of McLaren’s young driver is a testament to the team’s commitment to honing the talents of their drivers. As the season progresses, it is certain that Norris will continue to demonstrate his prodigious skills and help the team to reach new heights.