Former Formula 1 driver and current Sky Sports F1 pundit Martin Brundle has declared Lando Norris’ most recent performance at the Mexican Grand Prix as “his most impressive drive yet” after fighting the Brit fought his way P17 to finish fifth.
"But he translated that into perhaps his most impressive drive yet in F1 by coming home fifth after some stellar and daring overtakes, despite fluffing the second start after the red flag caused by heavy impact into the barriers by Kevin Magnussen when the rear suspension broke on his Haas.”
Fourth 'driver of the day' award for Norris
The red flag at the halfway stage of the race certainly helped Norris’ chances of securing a decent points finish, but perhaps the most impressive element of the result was that he finished 10 seconds ahead of team-mate Piastri at the chequered flag.
“McLaren had started Norris on soft tyres which didn't actually get him that far up the pack and so pitted on lap 11 for fresh hard compound tyres,” Brundle explained.
"Then on lap 33 they fitted medium tyres just before the red flag on lap 35.
“After that, along with getting out of synch with the pack after a lot of wheelspin on the second start and falling back, he drove like a man possessed to grab that fifth place and a worthy 'driver of the day' from the fans, for the fourth consecutive race.”
Norris and McLaren will be looking to get back to their podium ways as F1 heads to South America for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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