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“Something we’ll discuss and review” — Norris on staying out and creating a tyre delta to Leclerc at F1 Japanese GP

Qualifying a brilliant third for the Japanese Grand Prix behind both Red Bull drivers, there were hopes for Lando Norris to secure a podium finish, given the track’s challenging nature for overtaking. However, his prospects quickly faded during the race as both Ferraris demonstrated superior race pace and tyre management, pushing him back to fifth….

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Piastri praises “impressive” Leclerc for pulling off a one-stop at the F1 Japanese GP

As the race unfolded at Suzuka, McLaren’s Oscar Piastri found himself grappling with tyre wear during the Japanese Grand Prix. He was also in a fight with Fernando Alonso and George Russell, ultimately finishing in P8, securing four points for the team on a tricky day. In the closing laps of the race, Mercedes’ George…

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Stella explains why a podium finish wasn’t “possible” for Norris in F1 Japanese GP

It was perhaps not the performance McLaren had hoped for at the Japanese Grand Prix, especially considering the high expectations after a promising qualifying.  Starting third, Lando Norris appeared to have a strong chance of securing a back to back podium finish. However, he ultimately lost out—not only to Carlos Sainz but also Charles Leclerc,…

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“A very good sign” — Lando Norris on McLaren F1 closing Suzuka qualifying gap to Red Bull Racing compared to last year

McLaren’s rather positive Japanese weekend was almost crowned with a front row start for its British driver. After taking P3 in Q2 already as the only non Red Bull driver to sign a lap in the 1:28s, Norris’s first attempt was only 0.292s off Verstappen’s eventual pole lap. Sergio Perez made good gains on his…

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Piastri says he “lost a bit of rhythm” in Q2 at the F1 Japanese GP, starts P6 tomorrow

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri disappointed by P6 result in qualifying ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix as the young Aussie crossed the line two and a half tenths slower than British teammate Norris. The Australian will line up P6 at the start for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka following a less than stellar performance in…

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F1 Japanese GP | FP3 | Verstappen leads Perez and the two Mercedes drivers in final practice

On a cloudy morning at Suzuka, the drivers quickly took to the track after FP2 was basically written off because of the weather. A 1:30.265 from Max Verstappen kicked things off in FP3 on the mediums, 0.188s ahead of Sergio Perez. The Haas of Kevin Magnussen got it wrong at the hairpin, losing the rear…

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McLaren F1 looking to create “the most effective organisation” on the technical side led to Sanchez exit — Stella

For the first time since the shock departure of David Sanchez from McLaren after just 3 months, Andrea Stella has spoken publicly about the decision for the Frenchman and the Woking-based squad to go their separate ways. Sanchez confirmed he would be leaving Ferrari in March of 2023. After a period of gardening leave, he…

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“A little bit tougher to get everything out of the car” — Norris pinpoints car characteristics and tyres for F1 qualifying struggles

Lando Norris has opened up about his Formula 1 qualifying struggles, pointing to his aggressive driving style as a weakness over a single lap. This may come as a surprise, as Norris has qualified in the top 10 at all three races this season and has twice beaten his McLaren teammate Oscar Piastri. He said:…

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F1 drivers call for changes to turn 6 run-off at Albert Park after Russell and Hauger incidents

In the wake of George Russell’s crash at the Albert Park circuit during the Australian Grand Prix, several Formula 1 drivers have raised concerns over the track’s safety, specifically around the Turn 6/7 section. This particular section of the track, where Russell experienced his crash, has been pinpointed as especially problematic due to the angle…

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