McLaren suspect a bump caused Lando Norris to suffer his heavy F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix crash that saw him sent to hospital.
“During the race on Saturday evening, Norris experienced a significant crash at Turn 12, causing the first Safety Car. Fortunately, he was able to walk away from the incident but he was taken to the hospital for further precautionary checks. After being assessed at the medical center, Norris was later discharged when all tests came back negative. McLaren team principal, Andrea Stella, explained that the bump on the track in that location, combined with the cold tires, may have caught Norris off guard. Stella believes that the bump should be smoothed out before F1 returns to Las Vegas next year, as it poses a challenge for drivers, especially at nighttime when the grip is low. He also mentioned that multiple factors, such as speed, tire condition, and car position, can contribute to the difficulty in navigating that corner, and emphasized the need for it to be fixed.”