Lando Norris has revealed that he has 'more power' in his McLaren car than Max Verstappen's Red Bull, despite finishing behind the Dutchman in the sprint race, as he plans to go one better during the Brazilian Grand Prix main race.
“No, he [Verstappen] doesn’t have more power, I think I have more power," he said in his post-sprint race interview.
"I don’t know, I have to review it, it’s something to look back on. Like you said, my initial start was good but the second phase of the launch, maybe I was just a bit conservative.
"I don’t think I had any wheelspin, I was just a little bit on the safe side. Things to improve for tomorrow. Caught sleeping a little bit with George on lap one but the pace was strong after. I tried to go after Max but I didn’t have enough. But it was good fun.
“I’m not concerned. If anything I’m encouraged with how good our pace was today," he continued.
"We’re not fighting necessarily Max, I think we’re talking about competing against one of the best drivers in one of the best cars there has ever been in Formula 1.
"We’re not going to be suddenly fighting a Red Bull in the track, which we almost didn’t expect to be as good as it has been again. Many good surprises and a lot of positives for us.”
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