Max Verstappen kept his cool in oppressively hot conditions to win the Qatar Grand Prix as McLaren showed they can race the champion hard.
Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris both admitted the Qatar Grand Prix was a difficult race after they rose to take a double podium finish.
Max Verstappen celebrated becoming a three-time world champion by winning the Qatar Grand Prix ahead of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris.
McLaren’s Lando Norris says that he is “frustrated” with himself despite finishing third in the sprint race in Qatar.
Oscar Piastri was pleased to qualify first for today’s sprint race, but doubts it feels the same as taking pole for a grand prix.
McLaren rookie driver Oscar Piastri took pole position for the Qatar sprint race, beating team mate Lando Norris and Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Max Verstappen say the kerbs used in Losail should be used elsewhere to improve how track limits are policed.
Lando Norris told his McLaren team he should have put the car on pole position after today’s qualifying session.
Max Verstappen will start on pole position for Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
Lando Norris shot down Fernando Alonso’s suggestion McLaren are “over-confident” of beating Aston Martin to fourth place in the championship.
Lando Norris is encouraged by McLaren’s rate of development this year but he admits they still have a long way to go to get on terms with Red Bull.
Lando Norris has overtaken Nico Hulkenberg as the Formula 1 driver who has scored the most points without winning a race.
Lando Norris reckons McLaren can beat Aston Martin in the constructors’ championship this year after a double McLaren podium in Japan.
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Japanese Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen admitted he was “lucky” to hold onto the lead at the start after facing pressure from both McLarens.
Lando Norris’ race engineer suggested Sergio Perez was driving slowly “on purpose” to help his team mate Max Verstappen during a VSC period.
Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri praised McLaren’s progress this season after securing second and third in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen completed a hat trick of fastest practice times by setting the best lap in the final practice session at Suzuka.
Lando Norris says he was encouraged by McLaren’s pace in practice but admitted he struggled with handling around the Suzuka circuit.
George Russell and Max Verstappen believe the performance of McLaren’s updated car could make Lando Norris one of the contenders this weekend.