Norris qualified in seventh, behind teammate Daniel Ricciardo, but managed to make his way forward at the start of the race. “I think we saw over the weekend, especially in qualifying and in the race, that Lando took the next step,” said Seidl at Motorsport.com. “It is something that we should expect from a young driver, especially in his early years. That’s how you become a top driver in this sport. ”
According to Seidl, Norris’ controlled race was especially good to watch. “He pushed when he needed to and controlled the race when he was in a position to control it. I think the tire management was sensational. He was in complete control and that was obviously great to see. ”
“When I see the way he works with his engineers, how he communicates during training, during qualifying, during the race, under stress, you can see that he has been accumulating experience and confidence in the last two years,” he said.
At the end of this year’s first race, McLaren is in the position where it ended last season. Third place in the constructors’ championship. “I am very happy with what the team accomplished this weekend, because I think the hard work that everyone did during the winter was worth it. This confirms once again that we have taken a good step forward with the car, ”he added.
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