Lando Norris talked of his happiness at his level of consistency throughout this season as the Brit continued his run of good qualifying sessions with sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Norris, who came into this weekend’s race, third in the driver's championship, qualified on the sixth on the grid alongside Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly. Norris also out-qualified teammate Daniel Ricciardo for the eighth time this season.
When speaking to selected media outlets which included MotorLat.com, Norris talked of how this season had been his most consistent season since his Formula 4 campaign in 2015.
“This has probably been my best (run of qualifying results) by quite a long way mainly from a consistency side of it; there's only really been Barcelona which was an off weekend for me, the rest of them have been really good, and I don’t think (I've had that level of consistency) in any other series.”
“My best season before this (season) was in Formula 4 or Formula Renault, in terms of my consistency in the qualifying side of it as I didn’t qualify outside the top 2 all season and that was only in qualifying, I think this year has been as good for both my qualifying consistency and most importantly my race consistency so yes definitely this is the better start to a season I’ve had my career.”
Despite scoring three podium finishes in the first half of the season, Norris admitted that it took him some time to get used to the McLaren MCL35M.
“It took me a while at the beginning of this year to learn it because it was similar in many ways, so at first, I was driving it very similar to last year, which in the end wasn’t a great way to drive it, I will be honest I am still trying to understand how to really extract everything out of it, and it’s not easy.”