Norris has "hate" of gravel traps but believes they are right for F1
Lando Norris has declared his "hate" of gravel traps but believes it is right Formula 1 has retained them to punish drivers for their mistakes.
Norris dipped the left-hand side of the car into the gravel on the exit of Poggio Secco, the turn-three right-hander, swapping ends at high speed and making contact with the wall on the outside which resulted in him losing his front wing.
It left the Briton lamenting the loss of valuable high-fuel running on F1's first visit to Mugello, and the fact he was caught out by the gravel, but conceded he was lucky to emerge without heavier damage.
Considering he would have escaped from his error at many other circuits that have replaced gravel traps with run-off areas, Norris said: "As much as I hate that there is gravel, because of crashing and damaging the car, it is better like this.
"I think it is more tricky and more challenging and it is what I think it should be like. Not ideal but it is what happens sometimes."
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