Lando Norris will be present at the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco this weekend, the McLaren team confirmed on Tuesday, while the Briton was suffering throughout the weekend of the Grand Prix of Spain, weakened by tonsillitis.
McLaren driver Lando Norris resumed his weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix already weakened due to tonsillitis, which also forced the Briton to miss the various debriefings of the engineers after the practice sessions, which meant his preparation for qualifying and the race was largely detached. On Sunday in the race – as the temperature blithely exceeded 30° in Barcelona – Norris endured a physically taxing Spanish Grand Prix, but eventually managed to cross the finish line in eighth place despite his condition.
” It was really hard, I felt really bad before the start. I felt bad because I had tonsillitis, and that, combined with the high temperatures, made this race one of the toughest races I’ve ever done. » said Lando Norris after finishing the race last Sunday in Barcelona.
” I was a bit on this weekend of withdrawal, as most of my energy was spent fighting this disease. I had to miss a lot of sessions with the engineers, which compromised my weekend. »
While his participation in the Monaco Grand Prix [qui se dispute dès ce week-end] was more than uncertain due to the proximity of the Monegasque weekend to that of Spain, McLaren has finally confirmed its driver for this seventh round of the year, while Norris will be able to enjoy a few days of rest at home in Monaco before returning to form in the paddock on Friday for the first free practice.
” I take advantage of these few days to rest and concentrate on my improvement before diving into Monaco. » said Lando Norris.
” Spain was considered difficult, but I was very happy to have obtained points for the team. We keep moving forward and need to make sure we’re ready for the busy weekend ahead! I always look forward to the Monegasque weekend. It will be nice to run so close to home, especially since I can wake up in my own bed! »
Land Norris – lap like the other drivers – will indeed need all his energy this weekend to spin at more than 200 km/h between the rails of the very selective Monaco route where the slightest mistake can be very expensive…