Lando Norris was annoyed after his Dutch GP qualification result, which saw him get knocked out in Q2.
Qualification at Zandvoort saw many upsets, with Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel failing to get out of Q1 itself. Norris followed them after Q2, getting knocked out before Q3 for the first time this season. His pace during qualifying was way below his usual standards.
The young driver blamed the multiple red flags that came out and ruined all his attempts. Both George Russell and Nicholas Latifi crashed, bringing them out and ending his hopes.
Norris was annoyed after his tepid Dutch GP qualification result, and stated the reason for it.
As reported by Formula Passion, Norris said, “Too many red flags? Yes, that was the problem because I couldn’t make the second attempt.
“Of course, it also applies to the others, but I would have liked to have had another opportunity to enter Q3. We were very close.
“It’s difficult because we are all very close, even with Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri and Alpine: they were probably the hardest-fought qualifying sessions of the year. It was also my worst qualifying of the whole year, and putting the two together we understand today’s result,” he concluded.
Mountain to climb
Norris was slow throughout qualification, which was the polar opposite of what he had achieved in Belgium. He barely escaped getting knocked out in Q1 by finishing 15th. The scrappy performance caught up with him after his luck ran out, and he bowed out before Q3.
He will start the Dutch GP in unfamiliar territory, behind teammate Daniel Ricciardo and a lot of top drivers. It is a hard circuit to overtake at, so he will have his work cut out for him.