Lando Norris admitted that he “wasn’t expecting” to finish the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying in fourth place.
Norris kept up the momentum from Friday and ended Saturday’s qualifying in P4. The Briton was delighted with his performance.
“I’m very happy with the fourth. Probably wasn’t expecting it: to be ahead of two Red Bulls is never the expectation. But also, to cut off the gap to the Ferraris, two-tenths off Charles [Leclerc], it’s not a lot knowing they have a much quicker car than us,” Norris said.
“I’m happy, felt like I did some good laps, put in the laps when I needed to, and I did a good job. So, I’m very happy with a lot of things.”
Norris also congratulated George Russell on his maiden pole position in Formula 1.
“I guess maybe surprised with George to be so quick, but as soon as they went out in Q1, and they did their laps they looked fast. They are where they should be now, a little bit surprised at the same time but they did a good job.
“George drove well, so congrats to him on pole position, his first one, now matching me! But yeah, great position for tomorrow, so we will go from there.”