Norris confirmed McLaren’s great moment and revives Formula 1

Norris confirmed McLaren’s great moment and revives Formula 1
Norris confirmed McLaren’s great moment and revives Formula 1

Lando Norris and his McLaren This Saturday they issued a warning to the leader of the Formula 1, Max Verstappen and his Red Bullby taking pole position of the Spanish Grand Prix which takes place on Sunday.

The 24-year-old British man will try to achieve his second victory in Formula 1, on the Montmeló circuit, near Barcelona, ​​after the one achieved at the Miami GP at the beginning of May.

He surpassed the current World Championship leader, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), second, and the drivers of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and George Russellthird and fourth.

The Ferrari They had to be content with the 5th and 6th positions of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc and the Spanish Carlos Sainz respectively, who will start ahead of the unexpected Alpine of Frenchman Pierre Gasly (7th). The Mexican Sergio Pérez (8th best time) will have to start from eleventh position on the grid due to the penalty of three places behind that he had been carrying since the Canadian GP.

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Currently ranked third overall in the World Championship after leader Verstappen and Leclerc, the Bristol driver recognizes, however, that the task will be complicated on Sunday against Verstappen, who already has six victories this season, after having been crowned world champion. the three previous years, at 26 years old.

His pole confirms that the McLarens are currently the toughest rivals for Red Bullwhich dominates but with less solvency than the previous two years.

As for Hamilton, the seven-time world champion who will change Mercedes for Ferrari at the end of the season, he returns to the noble zone of the grid after a difficult start to the season that left him in 8th position in the World Championship. The Englishman has not won a race since Saudi Arabia at the end of 2021.

The Scuderia, for its part, disappointed again this Saturday after its catastrophic weekend in Canada a fortnight ago. It is true that only three hundredths separate the two Mercedes from the two Ferraris, but the Monegasque will have to start on the third row on Sunday, 3 tenths behind Norris.

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