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F1 2022: Lando Norris: “It’s not that I hate driving my car, but it’s very inappropriate”

ANDthe performance of McLaren this Formula 1 season is not being as expected. For now, stay away from Alpine at the Constructors World Championshi


ANDthe performance of McLaren this Formula 1 season is not being as expected. For now, stay away from Alpine at the Constructors World Championship. Although it is also true that they are still fighting for that fourth place that grants the privilege of being something like ‘the first of the rest’, taking into account that Red Bull, Ferrari and now also Mercedes are very far from the performance of others.

Own Lando Norris has said on several occasions that he is not entirely happy with the performance. It’s logical. And that, although his car is not, he is the first of the rest in the drivers’ classification. Because he has 88 points and is seventh overall. Behind, Esteban Ocon with 66 and Fernando Alonso with 59.

It is Daniel Ricciardo the one who is behind. He has not felt comfortable at any time of the season. It has not even reached 20 points; there are 19 that look in his locker. Something that contrasts a lot with the performance of his partner, especially at the beginning of the season.

Now it is Norris who talks about what is happening in his team. Even despite how well he’s done at, that he has been able to have an adaptation perhaps better than that of his partner. He has known how to drive the car. An adaptation that has brought him his work.

“Things have been said about Daniel not adapting to the car and everyone thinks that I do adapt and that the car is made around me, but that could not be more false,” he says in statements collected by the F1 web portal.

And it even goes further, because “at the beginning of the year, he adapted much more to Daniel than to me, in terms of how you had to drive it. And that’s something I really struggled with at the beginning of the season,” he adds.

“I feel like I’m driving a fairly similar car in terms of characteristics to the one I drove my first year in Formula 1 [en 2019]. He has changed in small ways, but nothing I would say now suits me more than it did in my first year of racing,” continue explaining.

So, from his words, it is understood that it is not an easy season for him. “It’s not that I hate driving the car I’m driving now, but it’s very inappropriate for my driving style.” Norris ponders.