Norris: McLaren has made low downforce progress despite Monza F1 struggles
The Belgian GP highlighted the weaknesses of the MCL60 on high-speed tracks, as Norris struggled to defend and finished seventh. At Monza, Norris qualified ninth and finished eighth, facing difficulty overtaking the Williams of Alex Albon. Despite the lower placement compared to Spa, Norris felt the car was more competitive overall and was satisfied with the result. He acknowledged that progress was made on a low downforce circuit and expressed optimism for the upcoming race in Las Vegas. Norris found it challenging to overtake Albon, who drove a mistake-free race and used his car’s straightline speed to his advantage. Norris blamed Albon for an incident at Turn 1 but deemed it a fair race. He also downplayed a clash with his teammate, Oscar Piastri, considering it an unfortunate but harmless incident.