For those hoping to drive on the cold Nurburgring track, rain played spoilsport to their plans. But despite the first free practice (FP1) session cancellation, Lando Norris was in humorous spirits.
The driver is known for his sense of banter and sarcasm. During the lockdown owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, he gained a lot of followers through his gaming streams on Twitch.
And as the F1 2020 season has progressed, he has become quite popular among new viewers of the sport. Most certainly, Norris provides that unique element of humor.
Lando Norris has a ‘good start’ to FP1 at Nurburgring
All the teams’ garages were waiting in anticipation for the pit exit lights to go green. But, following several checks on the weather conditions, the FIA Race Control ultimately decided to scrap the session.
After the announcement was made official, Norris took to Instagram to share a story. It was funnily captioned, “P2 in FP1! Good start.”
Jokes aside, Norris will want to bounce back after being on the wrong end of Sainz’s crash in Sochi. He constantly lost places and was never able to make it into the top half after that.
It obviously had a direct impact on the drivers’ standings. Although the McLaren driver is still in fourth, both Daniel Ricciardo and Alex Albon are slowly catching up to him, in terms of their own performances.
Norris enjoys driving at the Nurburgring, has past experience
What adds to the intrigue ahead of this weekend’s race is the very nature of the circuit. The weather, with a tricky mix of chilly breeze and rains, is an important factor. Additionally, there is a balance of low, medium and high speed corners at the Nurburgring.
Norris is quoted as saying, “It’s one that I drove in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in three different categories. I’ve done well and I enjoy a lot.
“It’s very charismatic, it’s got a lot of cool corners. It’s just got a good mixture of everything and I think that’s something that a driver really enjoys.”
Having tested the new nosebox concept, Norris will look to start well in the next practice session. And ahead of an exciting Eifel GP, he will hope to take one step to cement fourth place in the drivers’ standings.