Lando Norris believes that McLaren managed to improve the situation with brakes overheating.
McLaren spent the opening day of the Bahrain GP testing a possible solution to the brakes issue. According to Norris, the situation got better, though it was difficult to determine the scale of improvement.
“I think it was an average day. We still go through our run plans, and I think we have a better understanding of our brakes, and the issues we had and how much they are fixed and so on,” he said.
“It doesn’t feel any different. Feel-wise it will never feel any different. ‘Do they catch fire or not?’ is the question. I think there is a step forward for sure, I just don’t know how big of a step forward it is just yet.”
Daniel Ricciardo agreed with his teammate.
“It seems better. I will have a check at Lando’s. He did a bit of a long run at the end of the session, that’s what I missed out on. It looked like he did a good handful of laps so hopefully that’s cured the issue, or at least helped the issue.”