user icon

Easy to make mistakes in 2019 McLaren car - Norris

  • Published on 21 Oct 2019 09:34
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lando Norris says it's "easy" to make a mistake behind the wheel of the McLaren MCL34 which leads to exits in Q1 or Q2.

Norris has reached the final stage of qualifying on ten occasions this year, matching Renault's Daniel Ricciardo for the most Q3 appearances in 2019 from the midfield teams.

MORESeidl: McLaren in 'a happy place' right now

Speaking about the strengths and weakness of the team this year, Norris highlighted the difficulty he sometimes has with the car during a weekend.

"Our strength is teamwork, it's really good at the moment," he said. "Weaknesses are slow-speed corners, the car doesn't like slow-speed corners and it hasn't done pretty much the whole year.

"That's where we lose our lap time. And mistakes, whether it's in the pit stops or not putting a lap together in qualifying.

"The car isn't always the easiest to drive and out together, so it's easy to make a mistake and we can quite often be out in Q1 or Q2."

McLaren is currently fourth in the constructors' championship, holding a 34 point lead over Renault for the 'best of the rest' position. 

As the team looks to hold onto fourth place, which would be its highest finishing position in the standings since 2013, Norris added that there will be minor upgrades in the remaining races.  

"I'm sure there'll be some things, but nothing extreme. There's already from halfway through the season that they're trying to figure out for next year."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team McLaren
  • Points 306
  • Podiums 5
  • Grand Prix 60
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Nov 13 1999 (22)
  • Place of b. Glastonbury, United Kingdom
  • Weight 64 kg
  • Length 1.7 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28 2021
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18 2021
Italy
30 - May 2 2021
Portugal
7 - May 9 2021
Spain
20 - May 23 2021
Monaco
4 - Jun 6 2021
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20 2021
France
25 - Jun 27 2021
Austria
2 - Jul 4 2021
Austria
16 - Jul 18 2021
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1 2021
Hungary
27 - Aug 29 2021
Belgium
3 - Sep 5 2021
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12 2021
Italy
24 - Sep 26 2021
Russian
8 - Oct 10 2021
Japan
8 - Oct 10 2021
Turkey
22 - Oct 24 2021
United States of America
5 - Nov 7 2021
Mexico
12 - Nov 14 2021
Brazil
19 - Nov 21 2021
Qatar
3 - Dec 5 2021
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12 2021
United Arab Emirates
-
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28 2021
16 - Apr 18 2021
30 - May 2 2021
7 - May 9 2021
20 - May 23 2021
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6 2021
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20 2021
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27 2021
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4 2021
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18 2021
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1 2021
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29 2021
3 - Sep 5 2021
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12 2021
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26 2021
Russian Sochi Autodrom
8 - Oct 10 2021
8 - Oct 10 2021
Turkey Istanbul Park
22 - Oct 24 2021
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
5 - Nov 7 2021
12 - Nov 14 2021
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21 2021
3 - Dec 5 2021
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12 2021
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
-
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar