It was not a good Turkish Grand Prix for Lando Norris. A decidedly anonymous race, which ended in seventh place despite the penalty of five seconds to Pierre Gasly for a contact with Fernando Alonso. The British driver himself admitted he had difficulties, especially in the early stages. The reason concerns the visibility: the water raised by the cars and the intermediate tires created an annoying mist destined to vanish only when the distance from the car in front became considerable.
“In the formation lap and in the first laps I could not see anything. I was pretty scared actually, it was a very bad feeling. But then I was able to handle this situation and control the car well after we startedMcLaren # 4 told reporters. “The asphalt had clearly not dried, partly because the temperatures were low. The track has never been completely dry. In the first lap, then, the cars didn’t just raise water, but water mixed with oil present on the asphalt. I do not know if it is possible, in any case everything has become more blurred and the water also entered the visor“.
During the race and after the checkered flag, Yuki too Tsunoda and Nikita Mazepin they complained of visibility problems. The Russian rookie, in this regard, also apologized to Lewis Hamilton after risking a sensational accident in the dubbing maneuver by the British.