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McLaren "not getting carried away" with Monza win at Sochi

McLaren "not getting carried away" with Monza win at Sochi

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McLaren "not getting carried away" with Monza win at Sochi

McLaren "not getting carried away" with Monza win at Sochi

Lando Norris has insisted McLaren is "not getting carried away" with its stellar weekend at Monza as the team aims to carry momentum into this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

British driver Norris finished Second behind team-mate Daniel Ricciardo last time out in McLaren's first one-two since 2010, ensuring the team stretched clear of Ferrari in the constructors' standings by 13.5 points.

With that battle for third place destined to remain on edge for the rest of the season, Norris has suggested the time for celebration is over.

“Monza was a special moment for the team that was fully deserved," he said.

"Being able to celebrate the result with the entire team at the factory last week showed just how much that meant to everyone.

"A one-two finish is something we can all be proud of. I’m so happy to be a part of this journey that McLaren is on together as a team and see the progress we’re continuing to make.

“We’re not getting carried away as we know it won’t be like this every weekend.

"We need to continue to put ourselves in the best position possible and maximise the car, pit-stops, strategy and everything in between.

"Heading into Russia, the battle for third in the Constructors’ is still tight and looks set to stay that way until the last race of the season. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going from Italy and score some solid points for the team.”

Ricciardo sets sights on qualifying

Ricciardo's biggest struggle since joining McLaren over the winter had been his qualifying performance relative to Norris.

That was put to rest in Monza and the Australian is hoping to carry his form to Sochi where the Saturday session could prove critical in defeating Ferrari.

“I’ve definitely taken time to enjoy the moment but now it’s time to focus on Russia," said Ricciardo.

"I want to build on my Monza performance this weekend and will be pushing to score important points to keep up the fight with our competitors.

"Sochi can be a tricky circuit to make a move, so it’s important to make the most of qualifying to give us the best chance for points come Sunday.”

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