Lando Norris talked about his recovery from soreness after his Belgian GP crash.
Norris finished a disappointing race without scoring points for the second time this season. In Hungary, he was hit from behind by Valtteri Bottas, and was forced to retire. In Belgium, he spun during Q3 and crashed into the barriers.
Norris moved in the car to everyone’s relief, and he walked off unscathed. However, there was a minor blow to the British driver’s elbow. Considering the race was scheduled to happen the very next day, there were concerns regarding his availability for Sunday.
Norris addressed what happened during Q3, and talked about recovery from soreness after his crash.
“If such an accident happened in the first or second year, it would have bothered me more than now,” Norris said, as reported by Motorsport-Total.
“I woke up and didn’t feel that great. But after a few massages and things like that, it was good. And when I was driving, I didn’t feel anything.
“I was convinced that I could at least get into the top two, maybe even ahead of Max. That would have been a really good result on Sunday, even if I have the feeling that the result on Sunday should be rewarded with points,” he concluded.
Norris put in a stormer of a shift during qualification, topping the Q1 and Q2 sessions. He was also the first driver to begin his flying lap in Q3. Nobody has the pace to match him, and it looked like pole was his for the taking. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, as he slipped at Eau Rouge and suffered a nasty crash.
It could have been his first ever pole and potentially a first victory in Formula 1 too. Instead, Norris was left licking his wounds, and finished out of the points for the second season in a row.