F1 Portuguese Grand Prix: McLaren’s Lando Norris publicly apologized on Tuesday, but without naming anyone, Following the Briton played compatriot Lewis Hamilton’s record 92nd Formula One win at Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old, the youngest driver on the grid, had been strongly critical of Racing Point’s Canadian Lance Stroll following the pair collided during the race.
Norris ended 13th while stewards penalized Stroll for the incident.” I owe an apology,” said Norris to his 750,000 followers on Twitter.
I owe an apology. I’ve been stupid and careless with some things I’ve said lately in media and interviews, and haven’t shown the respect I should have to certain people. I’m not that kind of person, so know I should apologise to them but also everyone reading/listening. Sorry
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) October 27, 2020
“I’ve been dumb and careless with some things I have said lately in media and interviews, and have not shown the respect that I must have to particular people.”I’m not that sort of individual, so understand I must apologize to them also everybody reading/listening.
Sorry.”Norris was asked after the race in television interviews what he created of Hamilton getting the most successful F1 driver in terms of wins, overtaking Ferrari great Michael Schumacher from the record books.”
I am just pleased for him nothing more,” that the Briton had replied.”It does not mean anything to me personally, really. He’s in an automobile that ought to win every race, basically.”He’s to conquer one or two additional drivers, that’s it. Fair play to him he’s doing the job he has to do.“Hamilton has won eight of 12 races this year and is heading to get a record-equalling seventh name, which would confirm him as the most prosperous driver in the history of this sport.
The Briton has averaged 10 wins a season from the V6 turbo hybrid era that started in 2014. Mercedes has won the last six constructors’ championships and is put to clinch a seventh in Italy next weekend. Norris, who made his Formula One debut last year, has made 33 starts so much with one podium finish.