Lando Norris stated that he is “happy” with McLaren’s performance in recent races.
McLaren scored points in 5 out of 6 latest races. Meanwhile, Norris scored 29 out of 35 points McLaren got in those races. The Briton believes that he and McLaren have had “a good run” lately.
“I’m satisfied. I think… I guess every race is always what could we have done a little bit better and could we have scored any more points? But, in general, I think it’s been a good run,” he said.
“We’ve been consistent, which is always a good help. I know things like the five-second penalty last weekend [at the Austrian GP] was, I guess, a little thing which made it a bit harder and maybe we could have had a good fight with Mick [Schumacher] for a few more points.
“But, in general, you know, we’ve been doing a good job. We’ve been maximizing our potential from the car. A lot of other people brought upgrades over the last few races and we’ve still been managing to stay there in the fight and getting the points that we need. So, been doing a good job, I’m happy and we’ll try continue to that.”
McLaren are currently 4th in the Constructors’ Championship, but Alpine have equaled them on points. Norris expects a difficult fight, but he is confident that the team is ready for it.
“I think it’s going to be very tough. The Alpines, especially since the last… I mean all season I think they’ve been extremely quick.
“Fernando [Alonso] has always been there fighting – for poles sometimes. So, they’re fast. They’re consistent as well and especially now, they seem on a very good run with a very strong car.
“So, it’s going to be tough to keep them behind and keep the battle going. But we’re motivated, we know we can do it. I think we’ve been showing that we, even with a car which maybe isn’t quite as strong as them, we can still outperform them and outscore them, so hopefully, especially because it’s their home race, we can get one up.”