Lando Norris was happy to complete with an honest factors haul in his dwelling race at Silverstone – however was left pissed off as he felt his technique had value him a fair higher outcome.
The McLaren man certified sixth for the British Grand Prix – and completed the race in the identical place, however mentioned he may have had fifth, however for the timing of his final pit cease.
Norris was forward of Fernando Alonso when he made his final cease on Lap 34, however simply 5 laps later the Safety Car was deployed to permit marshals to clear Esteban Ocon’s stranded automotive, and Alonso was capable of dive into the pits for a faster cease that introduced him out in entrance of Norris.
“I’m happy because P6 is a good result for us, but it should have been P5 today,” Norris mentioned after the race.
“The second begin to the race was very robust and the tempo was good – I held Fernando behind after which we simply made the incorrect name with the pit cease, with the technique, and misplaced the place.
“I felt like we deserved P5, however sadly we misplaced out on the last pit cease beneath the Safety Car. I believe we drove a very good race. We did a number of issues very properly right now and we had affordable tempo within the automotive, it was simply perhaps a late name with the pit cease and that value us one place right now.
“I’m not annoyed, I think we still got some good points, but it could have been one more place. So a lot of positives, just one negative.”
Norris was additionally naturally happy to see that Zhou Guanyu, George Russell and Alex Albon had been unhurt after their first lap crashes.
“[It’s] always a scary thing to see in the middle of a race. It was great to see Zhou, Alex and George get out of their cars safely today; it’s never nice to see an accident like that, so I’m glad the safety equipment did its job properly.”
Lando Norris: P6 end in British GP ‘ought to have been P5 right now’