Despite a recent run of podiums, McLaren’s Lando Norris admitted that a double Q1 exit for the team in Las
In the first session of qualifying, Norris finished in 16th place and his rookie teammate Piastri finished in 19th place. They both expected the struggles at the low-downforce circuit in Vegas and weren’t surprised by their qualifying results. Norris mentioned that being just one or two-tenths off can make a big difference in such a close competition. Piastri admitted they got caught out by not using a second set of tires. Norris questioned whether they should have made a stop for fresh tires but acknowledged it’s a tough decision to make during qualifying. They both believe there is still pace to be found in the car for the race.