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Norris reveals he is feeling unwell this weekend

Lando Norris at the Spanish GP. Credits: @OsOfficialF1 (Twitter).

Lando Norris admits that he is feeling under the weather during the Spanish Grand Prix race weekend.

Norris initially got to Q3 during Saturday’s qualifying at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, but shortly after, his lap time was deleted due to the violation of track limits at turn 12. As a result, the McLaren driver would start the Grand Prix 11th.

After qualifying, Norris stated that he was not in the best physical shape in Spain.

“I’ve not been great all weekend, to be honest with you. It’s not COVID. I’m just suffering with my throat and my eyes and seeing, which doesn’t help,” he commented.

“I’ve got many things, my sleep and everything and energy levels is probably the worst I’ve had in a long time.

“Definitely not my peak this weekend. I was so happy even to be into Q3, and to do the lap I did, with how this weekend has gone so far. I was quite surprised by it. It just makes me feel good.”

Norris reviewed the episode when he ran wide. He accepted that he had breached the rules.

“I mean it was as simple as it looked really. I think the only thing was from the onboards, it looked like I was on the track, but from the outboards from the FIA, I was clearly off the track. So simple as that.

“I think what makes it so tricky on this corner is you have the gravel run-off, and you have 10cms or so of track which you can’t use before the gravel.

“And in some cases, it’s much easier to just say the gravel is the limit, and everyone pushes up to the gravel.

“And if you go off, there’s a there’s a punishment already. But I don’t know, it’s been a rule all season, the white line is the limit, so I just didn’t stick to it.”

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