Lando Norris he was the great protagonist of last Sunday’s Austrian GP, so much so that he received the ‘driver of the day’ award. The McLaren Englishman finished third at the finish line, hitting his third podium this season. A splendid result that could have been even better had the i not arrived five second penalty which cost him his pit stop position in Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes. Norris was sanctioned for having ‘widened’ Sergio Perez’s Red Bull off the track when the Mexican tried to overtake on the outside in turn 4. Masi explained his decision after the race, but the person concerned was not convinced.
Verstappen defends Norris
“Why should I deserve penalty points for someone going into the gravel? “ the McLaren bishop asked. Norris now finds himself – paradoxically – a risk of disqualification. If he were to receive more than three penalty points between now and November, in fact, the ‘ban’ for a GP would be triggered. “Nothing I’ve done is dangerous. Maybe in some cases you deserve a penalty on the track, because you did something at the race level, maybe you just made a mistake, but then there are things that people do every now and then that are really dangerous “ commented the Bristol native again.
Austrian GP: 11 penalties in two days, Norris and Perez tremble
It is not so much the ‘points license’ system itself that is targeted by Norris, but rather his application practice. “You should decide when someone has done something dangerous, put someone in danger, and did something they shouldn’t have done. Then there are the races and when people have to use common sense – concluded the driver of the Woking team – as for theBaku episode, with the red flag and me not coming back to the pits when I should have. I didn’t put anyone in danger. In fact it was the opposite, I did everything safely. Why should I deserve penalty points for this? ” Norris wondered.