Lando Norris has cooled suggestions that Red Bull could face a
similar situation to Singapore in Las Vegas this weekend. The
Singapore Grand Prix remains the only event this year that Red Bull
has failed to win as it struggled with the setup of its car
throughout the event. F1 is making its debut venture around the Las
Vegas Strip Circuit this weekend, marking the first street race
since Singapore in mid-September. Max Verstappen ended that
particular race in fifth place while Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took
the victory to break Red Bull’s win streak. But Norris has stated
that Las Vegas’ layout is more similar to a low-downforce
configuration such as Monza, which will play to Red Bull’s
strengths. “If we look back to Monza, he [Verstappen] was way
quicker than everyone pretty much,” Norris told media including
RacingNews365. “It could be another Singapore-style-type thing but
unlikely. There’s just a lot of guessing and there’s no point
guessing. “I know you just want to get us to say things but there
are always the chances and possibilities, a small chance of rain
and things like that. “Maybe it will play into your hands at
certain points. It can go any way.” Norris coy over Las Vegas
chances McLaren has been enjoying a strong resurgence this year
after commencing the season towards the back of the grid. Norris
has taken five podiums in the last six races as successful
development has seen it make strides up the order. But the Briton
is hesitant to beef up his chances of success around Las Vegas as
he doesn’t believe the team will be as competitive as it has been
at recent events. “I don’t like this question anymore,” he said.
“I’m always wrong, whatever I say. “I’m extremely pleased with how
we’ve done the last few weeks, especially in Mexico and Brazil.
“We’re a big chunk better than we were expecting, especially in
Brazil, to be so far ahead of the majority and close to Red Bull
through a lot of the race was definitely not something we were
expecting. “It’s a tough one. This will remind you a little bit
more of Baku and Monza-type races which weren’t our best and
definitely towards the weaker side. “There are the long straights
and low downforce is not where our priority has been this season
with developments and all of those things, because there are so few
races like it. “Maybe not as confident as we have been the last few

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