Lando Norris, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Norris wearing “precautionary” brace after foot injury

2019 F1 season

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Lando Norris suffered a minor injury to his left foot during the summer break, his team have confirmed.

The McLaren driver was seen wearing a foot brace on a live video stream. A McLaren spokesperson told RaceFans it is a “precautionary” measure.

“It looks way more dramatic than it is,” they added.

“He mildly inflamed a tendon in his left foot while out running while he was on holiday. If it was anyone else they wouldn’t be wearing a boot. It’s belt and braces for a couple of days to isolate it while it recovers.”

McLaren does not expect to need a substitute for the 18-year-old. It has an arrangement with Renault to call on the services of its test driver Sergey Sirotkin in the event a replacement is needed.

The Formula 1 season resumes this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.

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  • 8 comments on “Norris wearing “precautionary” brace after foot injury”

    1. He was at the Silverstone GP yesterday and it didnt seem like his injury was serious so hopefully most of it has healed.

    2. Here is a good tip. Don’t borrow shoes from alonso.

    3. A game of tennis….?

    4. There’s not much braking at Spa.

      1. ​According to Brembo technicians, who have classified the 21 tracks in the World Championship, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is one of the most demanding on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4 on the difficulty index.

        Not “much” braking.. but if you use them…….!

    5. Headline should read … “McLaren Gives Norris The Boot Following Incident.”

      1. Wes (@flashofsilver)
        27th August 2019, 14:11

        Don’t encourage them. It is already bad enough around here as it is.

    6. It’s OK. It’s his right foot he needs to push on the gas, not his left.

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