Lando Norris admitted that McLaren still has “And a long way to go“Before being able to fight with the best Formula 1 teams.
After a difficult start to the season, due to brake problems in Bahrain, the Briton took the podium at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix to confirm the team’s progress.
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But in Miami, the pace waned, and despite pulling back during the race, Norris’ top envisioned was only eighth, behind Mercedes and Alfa Romeo.
“McLaren did well in the first pre-season test in Barcelona and got back on track at the Spanish Grand Prix,” Norris said.I’m excited to be back in Europe and racing in Barcelona this weekend.”
“I love the track in Spain because it has great characteristics, a mix of challenges and speeds, and a great crowd.
“I’ve put retirement in Miami behind me and I’m fully focused on the next race.”
McLaren is working “meticulously” to improve its car
Since pre-season testing in February, nearly every car on the grid has evolved as teams seek to boost performance with the new generation of F1.
Showdown and comparison will be the focus of this weekend’s training sessions, and Norris explained:We had some good sessions on the track during the February testing, so I’m looking forward to combining everything we’ve learned since the start of the season with the data we’ve had previously with the new cars.”
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“The Miami Grand Prix showed that we still have some way to go back to a normal podium, but it is important for us to remain optimistic.”
“As we speak, the team is working hard to make improvements to the car, so hopefully that will give us the boost we need to head into the next Grand Prix.”
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