After the Belgian Grand Prix, Lando Norris made a humorous remark to Max Verstappen in the F1 paddock.
After the Belgian Grand Prix was cut short after only two laps owing to poor weather, Norris found the lighter side of things alongside Verstappen, the race winner.
Lando Norris joked about Max Verstappen’s win at the Belgian Grand Prix being difficult and hailed the Dutchman’s “unbelievable drive.” With an unimpressive race at Spa-Francorchamps, Formula One returned from its four-week summer hiatus.
Because to the heavy weather, the race only lasted two circuits behind the safety car before being called off.
While Verstappen was being interviewed by Sky Sports, Norris saw the humor in the situation and shook hands with the race winner.
The Brit exclaimed, “Great race, mate!” “What an incredible drive! I was on the lookout for you!”
Verstappen said, “Yeah, it was pretty tough,” before erupting into laughing.
The race was delayed by half an hour before two attempts were made to get it started, but with a nearly three-hour gap between them.
After only two and a half laps behind the safety car, officials decided the conditions were too risky and deployed the red flags.
The winner was determined based on the starting grid order, with half points granted because two laps were sufficient to define the event as a race under the rules.
As a result, Verstappen won the race, lowering Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead to only three points, while Williams’ George Russell and Hamilton finished third and fourth, respectively.
Norris was poised to start 10th after crashing out of the third round of qualifying, but a gearbox change cost the 21-year-old a five-place grid penalty.
Norris missed out on the half-point his qualifying position would have gotten because of the half-point system.
Carlos Sainz of Ferrari finished 10th because to Norris’ grid penalty.
Despite the lack of on-track excitement, Sunday’s race will go down in history as the only F1 grand prix without racing.
Following the dramatic and unusual scenes in Spa, F1 fans can rejoice: the Belgian Grand Prix was the first of a three-race series.
The Dutch Grand Prix takes place next weekend, with the iconic Zandvoort track making its first appearance since 1985.
The Italian Grand Prix will be the third event in as many weeks when Formula One returns. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”