McLaren’s Lando Norris is wearing a leg brace as a “precaution” ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.
While streaming on Twitch on Sunday night, the 19-year-old showed off the leg brace and confirmed he was in pain, raising doubts over his ability to compete in Spa.
However, McLaren have moved to play down the injury, insisting that although the Brit did indeed “mildly inflame a tendon in his left foot over the summer break”, it’s not expected to affect his involvement in the Belgian Grand Prix.
“Lando mildly inflamed a tendon in his left foot while out running when he was on holiday,” McLaren told GPToday.net.
“If it was anyone else they wouldn’t be wearing a boot, it’s belt and braces for a couple of days to isolate it while it recovers.
“It’s precautionary. He inflamed a tendon running but all good. Looks way more dramatic than it is.”
Norris has scored 24 points so far in his rookie season with McLaren as the team head for Spa holding the ‘best-of-the-rest’ P4 spot in the Constructors’ Championship.