Andreas Seidl believes that Lando Norris does not have to fight with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the start, but he just has to focus on his race and try to get a podium.
Lando will start with the soft tires from the third position. If he manages to keep his position and not lose time with Max and Lewis in front, Seidl believes that the Briton can achieve another podium. He said that also because the McLaren car is very fast on the straights.
“For tomorrow it will be important to focus on our race, and our race is not with Lewis or Max. We have a chance tomorrow to fight Sergio or Valtteri, and the start will be important. Lando has everything insight to have a good race and fight for many points.”
Moreover, Seidl said that it will be crucial to avoid incidents in Turn 1. Speaking about the tires, he admitted that starting with the soft compound will not be a problem since the degradation is not as high as in France.
“We hope to have no problems tomorrow in the first lap. In the past we have already seen incidents in the first and the third turn, it is a place where a lot of things happen. Yesterday we also saw that the soft tire is not bad for the race. career”, he insisted.
Seidl also spoke about Daniel Ricciardo, saying that his goal is to gain as many positions as possible during the race after a difficult qualifying session.
“On Daniel’s side, everything is different, as he has qualified thirteenth and his career will try to go forward and gain positions. Daniel had a good race pace yesterday, and the car is solid on Sundays, so we will try to reach a good position tomorrow,” Seidl concluded.