McLaren warn Norris and Piastri “there should never ever be contact”
McLaren team principal, Andrea Stella, expressed his disappointment with the contact between teammates Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris during the race. He stated that contact between McLaren cars should never happen and that they will review what caused the incident. Stella emphasized the importance of having clear boundaries and defined what is acceptable and unacceptable in racing. He believed it was a misjudgment due to the tricky nature of leaving the pits on hard tyres and colder temperatures. However, if the contact was a result of drivers putting the team at risk by affirming themselves, then it would be unacceptable and needed to be reviewed. Stella reiterated that despite the incident, Norris and Piastri are still free to race each other, but they must adhere to the team’s principles and stay within the defined boundaries.