Norris unfazed by Renault’s Monza haul

Date published: September 10 2019

Lando Norris believes stewards aren't tough enough on drivers in junior series.

Lando Norris says he’s “not” worried about Renault despite McLaren’s nearest rival reducing their deficit by more than half at the Italian Grand Prix.

Renault showed incredible form around the Monza circuit this past weekend, fourth and fifth on the day.

It was the French manufacturer’s best result of this season and saw them take a chunk out of McLaren’s lead in the battle for ‘best of the rest’.

On a day when McLaren had yet more troubles, Carlos Sainz out of the grand prix with a loose wheel, Norris was McLaren’s only points-scorer – and only managed one.

That meant Renault ate into McLaren’s lead, taking 21 points back to reduce it to just 18.

Norris, though, reckons his team can pull points back at the next race, the Singapore Grand Prix.

Asked by RaceFans.net whether he was concerned by Renault’s progress, he replied: “Not so much.

“I want to say this track suits them more than hopefully Singapore will.

“They’ve always been quick, they’ve had one or two weekends where they haven’t looked strong at all.

“But it’s good points for them so we need to make sure we bounce back strong.

“I don’t know what happened to Carlos, I don’t know what position he was in when he had the problem so frustrating.

“We’ll try and come back a bit stronger in Singapore.”

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