McLaren’s Lando Norris has cemented his best of the midfield title after a brilliant third place at Monaco, his second podium of the year, despite pressure from Sergio Perez.
Norris now sits on 56 points, more than half of his 2020 season total, more than he scored in the whole of 2019, and double the points teammate Daniel Ricciardo has scored. He is one of only three drivers to score points every race this season, and he has extended his points-scoring streak to 10 races.
After Monaco, Norris has said he feels incredible after his podium, withstanding immense pressure from a fast Perez at the end.
“It’s a cool feeling,” Norris said. “You don’t know how cool it is until you’re actually there, it’s incredible. It’s a fricking long race, especially with Perez the last few laps.”
“I know you can defend relatively easily in Monaco but there’s still just that pressure and seeing him in my mirrors every time I go round the corner is just a bit stressful.”
“I think the Red Bull is a bit quicker than us, they were blatantly faster, but like I said it’s a track you can defend relatively easily on, as long as you’ve got them covered into Turn 1 and Turn 10 then you’re in good shape, so as long as I didn’t make any mistakes there then I knew I’d be in with a good shot.”
Norris will hope to continue his run of form into Baku, where he has a 100% points scoring streak in every category at the track.