Norris sees nothing getting in Hamilton’s way

Date published: July 28 2020

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Lando Norris believes Lewis Hamilton could do the unthinkable and win every remaining race on his march towards a seemingly inevitable seventh World title.

Hamilton will arrive at Silverstone for this week’s British Grand Prix with a five-point title lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

The all-conquering Mercedes team are on course to crush the opposition this season, and in Hamilton, have a driver at the top of his game following his convincing victory in Hungary earlier this month.

“Do I expect Lewis to win every race? I see no reason why he would not be able to – unless something happens or he breaks down,” said Norris.

“He is a better driver than Bottas and he has shown that over the past few years. On pure pace, if they both get off the line well, Lewis has an extremely high chance.

“He is pretty much racing only one other car on the grid, which is his team-mate, so if he doesn’t finish first, he is probably going to finish second.”

Hamilton will start as the strong favourite to win his home grand prix for a sixth time in seven seasons and seventh in all – but his quest to do so will be played out in front of empty grandstands for the first time in the race’s long history.

For McLaren driver Norris, it will be his second appearance at Silverstone as he looks to recover from a poor Hungarian Grand Prix after impressive third and fifth placed finishes at the opening two rounds in Austria.

“It will feel weird going to my home Grand Prix and not having any fans there,” the 20-year-old added.

“We call it the home race because of the fans. When they are not there, you’re just racing on a track without it having any proper meaning or atmosphere, like it did last year. It would have been nice to see more British flags with Norris on.

“It’s a shame, especially because we’re having a race there on Sunday and again next weekend. That really sucks. But at least we’re back and heading in the right direction. Hopefully next year we can get them back.”

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