Un “communication problem” left McLaren completely out of options at the Canadian Grand Prix. A forgettable double pit stop meant that Lando Norris couldn’t if he wants to be close to the points in the last race. He finished fifteenth. “I don’t want to go into too much detail because we have to deal with it internally. We have to analyze it and do better next timesaid the team leader, Andrew Seidl in statements collected by motorsport.com.
But what was it that happened? The young driver of the team warned his engineer that he was going to enter the pit lane. From the wall they confirmed having received the message. After… confusion in the placement of the rubber bands and almost twenty seconds of waiting until finally he was able to resume the march, with a race already practically lost and the set of hard tires mounted.
Just before this, he had to wait briefly for his teammate Daniel Ricciardo to finish his stop. When he took his place, chaos ensued. The wheels weren’t set up for Norris’s car. “Everything went wrong. There were hardly any positive things“, he stated after the race. “The car is not good enough,” he resolved.
He became especially tough on his team after the race, because he knows there is still a lot to do until the end of the season in his car. “A day like this is good, because he shows that We are still missing many things. ‘Cause we never see the real beat, and sometimes we are lucky to be there. But then you can see where we really are,” Lando said.
About what happened in the pits, he assured the press that he did not know anything about it. “I only saw what you guys saw. They put different tires on me, and then I was missing one. So I have no idea,” he added.
Ricciardo, at the gates of the points
Eleventh position for Ricciardo, which did not serve to satisfy the pilot either. “It probably wasn’t a clean race. It was one of those races where I felt like I was holding on. There was some overtaking with DRS, but I wouldn’t say we had any strong points. We can’t get noticed,” she acknowledged.
For Andreas Seidl the result of the weekend was disappointing “for many reasons”. First of all, because of “faulty procedures in the race” and the “lack of pace of the car”.
Of course, it seems that the problem of the rebound effect this weekend has been more attenuated than in other races. “After Baku we discovered that something had broken, and that’s why my rebound had been so bad“, assumed Ricciardo. “In Canada it was better. On this circuit there are big potholes before turn 8 that bother you a bit towards the end of the race, but nothing more.”