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Formula 1 |  Norris and Perez worried about tightening their grip on Miami

Formula 1 | Norris and Perez worried about tightening their grip on Miami

Day one of the F1 Miami Grand Prix ended with several laps and two crashes. We saw Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz hitting a wall, the latter conceding earlier in the day.

In addition to these two drivers, we saw Kevin Magnussen, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso breaking up. According to Lando Norris, the asphalt at the Miami International Autodrome doesn’t provide any off-track grip.

“She is very sensitive.” Norris said. “The track was full of bumps in places, which wasn’t quite what we expected. I think everyone expected it to be very smooth and gentle, but it wasn’t.”

“The surface is also very difficult because if you go off the line anywhere it ends up and you end up in a wall so it’s punishment. That’s why I’ve seen quite a few people end up in hurdles.”

“I feel like it wouldn’t be great for the show and the difficulties on the track now. That’s the negative, but the positive is that it’s still a good track. Overall, it was a good day.”

Sergio Perez, who also walked in a long straight line, expressed Norris’s same concerns: “I’m really disappointed that there’s no fist off the internet. It’s a shame, because I think the show is going to be bad because of that.”

“Once you try to get off the line, there will be no grip. The track doesn’t look smooth but it is gravel. The struggles on the track will be difficult. I think it will be an interesting race. We are all in the same boat. We don’t know exactly where we are.”

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