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Lando Norris

Norris outlines Mexico GP target after poor qualifying

Lando Norris endured a difficult qualifying session at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez as he suffered a rare Q1 exit. Starting the Mexican Grand Prix towards the back of the grid, the McLaren driver has set his sights on moving forward and walking away from the weekend with a strong result.

Norris Mexico
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Lando Norris has set his sights on progressing forward and sealing a strong result from the Mexico City Grand Prix following a disastrous qualifying.

Norris suffered a shock Q1 exit on Saturday and is set to take the start of the race from 18th on the grid - his lowest starting position since Saudi Arabia earlier this season.

The McLaren driver has been on a strong run of form of late, scoring four podiums in the last four races.

However, recovering to the top three in Mexico City is an unlikely scenario for Norris despite having confidence in the car's speed around the circuit.

“The pace was easily there [during qualifying],” Norris told media including RacingNews365.com.

“Race pace is another question so we’ll do our homework to see where we can pass as many cars as we need to.

“There’s still plenty of opportunities but it's still never an easy track to do a lot.”

Norris eyes top six result

Norris highlighted that the MCL60 has its limitations around Mexico, but is hopeful that he can take the chequered flag inside the top six.

“The slipstream is not very big at all because of the air density,” added Norris.

“We’re not amazing in the last corner which will make our life tough to pass.

“But we’re easily quick enough to be in the top six for sure. So plenty of opportunities for us to get there.”

F1 2023 Mexican Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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