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Norris urges McLaren to "leave nothing on the table" in Saudi Arabia

Norris urges McLaren to "leave nothing on the table" in Saudi Arabia

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Norris urges McLaren to "leave nothing on the table" in Saudi Arabia

Norris urges McLaren to "leave nothing on the table" in Saudi Arabia

Land Norris has called on McLaren not to "leave anything on the table in Saudi Arabia" after a "tough" opening weekend of the F1 season.

McLaren left the pre-season session in Barcelona as one of the top-performing teams but after suffering problems with its brakes during the three days of testing in Bahrain, things continued to get worse at the season-opening race.

Daniel Ricciardo, returning to action after recovering from Covid, failed to escape Q1 with Norris only able to put his McLaren in P13 on the grid.

Neither driver challenged for points with the pair finishing the race P14 and P15, Ricciardo leading home his team-mate.

“We're going into this weekend with our heads held high," said Norris.

"Bahrain was a tough one, but we'll keep moving forward as a team and take everything we’ve learned from last weekend to make this one the best we can.

"I trust the team both here and back at the factory and I know they’re working day and night to make us stronger for this weekend.

"We know what we’re capable of achieving so we’ll give it our all and leave nothing on the table in Saudi Arabia."

Last year's maiden Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a chaotic affair with numerous red flags and safety car periods, affording an opportunity to those in the midfield that had managed to steer clear of trouble.

Perhaps with this in mind, Norris added: "I’m excited to be back at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

"It’s a cool track and extremely quick for a street circuit. It kept us on our toes last year and it will be great to see how the 2022 cars run here."

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