“First of all congrats to Oscar [Piastri] and congrats to Max [Verstappen]," Norris told Sky Sports F1. “Yeah, his first win, earlier than mine so a big well done to him.
“[It was a] tough race for me, just a bad start, made everything much trickier but we fought back well. Some fun racing, good overtakes all the way to the last lap on George [Russell] so, tough but another podium for us and for the team it’s been a mega day.
“I think we knew from the beginning we could, especially with everyone on the softs. The softs were a lot better for lap one, the opening stages of the race. I mean they were even lucky there were so many safety cars.
"If there weren’t so many safety cars I think easily the medium would have been a better choice. It was a tough fight, not the best of beginnings but a good ending.
“I’ve been trying a long time, but Oscar’s done a mega job. He's done it the whole of this weekend. I made a lot of mistakes and he hasn’t and he’s capitalised and done a better job so hats off to him.”
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