Lando Norris was not happy with his fourth place in qualifying for the sprint race.
Why it matters: According to the McLaren driver, he would have had the pace to start the sprint race in P3. He himself described his fourth place as “crap”.
- After the first run in Q3, he was in P3 and heading for the top 3, but Valtteri Bottas then took pole, pushing Norris to P4.
- Verstappen was just 0.023 seconds ahead of Norris in third.
What they had to say:
“Missing out on P3 kind of sucks. I would have loved that little bit more, which I think we had in the car today. But I guess I have to try and do it tomorrow.”