Lando Norris will review the poor start that allowed Max Verstappen
to jump ahead at the start of the São Paulo Grand Prix Sprint
before Sunday’s Grand Prix. The McLaren driver was on pole for the
24-lap event at Interlagos and, despite making a good initial
getaway, was unable to repel the Red Bull into the first corner and
eventually had to settle for second. Addressing the start, Norris
said: “I have to review it, it is something to look back onto. “My
initial start was good but my second phase of the launch, maybe it
was just a bit conservative. “I don’t think I had any wheel spin,
it was just a little bit on the safe side, so things to improve for
tomorrow. “I was caught sleeping a little bit with George on lap
one, but the pace was strong after and I tried to go after Max, but
just didn’t have enough. “But it was good fun.” Norris has no
concerns over McLaren pace Norris will start the Grand Prix from
sixth after being caught out by the freak storm in Friday’s
qualifying session, with both Aston Martins and Lewis Hamilton
ahead, as well as polesitter Verstappen. Asked if he held any
concerns over the MCL60’s race pace after failing to challenge the
Dutchman in the Sprint, Norris replied: “There was no one around me
apart from Max. “So I am not concerned, if anything encouraged a
lot with how good our pace was. “We’re not fighting Max
necessarily. We are talking about one of the best drivers and best
cars there’s ever been in F1. “We are not going to suddenly be
fighting a Red Bull at a track we were not expecting to be as good
as it has been again. “So good surprises and good positives for us.
We will try again tomorrow but a little more overtaking to do.”

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