Jumping again into a Formula One automotive after a lengthy smash proved to be a bruising experience for McLaren motive force Lando Norris.
He flew again house to Britain for exams previous this week after feeling chest pains ultimately weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix in Austria, the place he completed 5th to transfer up to 0.33 within the general standings.
“I went back to the UK in the last few days to go and see some specialists and get scans and so on,” Norris stated Thursday forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix.”We identified what the issue used to be. It’s now not one thing that’s going to utterly heal in a single day however I’m a lot better than I used to be at the weekend.” The F1 season used to be postponed 4 months on account of the coronavirus pandemic, pushing it again from March to July.
Norris thinks that used to be the foundation reason for the rigors, as a result of after completing an outstanding 0.33 on the season-opening Austrian GP he began feeling some abnormal side-effects.
“It’s just bruising from being out of a Formula One car for so long and getting back into it straight into a race weekend and doing so many laps,” he stated. “After we did the first weekend I had a few days off in between and it then hit my body a few days after. (I was) a bit bruised and so on, but that was it.”In Austria, the 20-year-old turned into the youngest British motive force to make the rostrum in F1 and the third-youngest general at the back of Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen.
His spectacular pace used to be obtrusive when he additionally picked up a bonus level for the quickest lap in that race.
Heading into Sunday’s race on the Hungaroring he sits at the back of the Mercedes vehicles of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, who leads the championship.