McLaren spoke about what may have caused Lando Norris’ accident at the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Lando Norris suffered a major accident at the Las Vegas Grand Prix on Sunday (19). He hit the wall at Turn 11, before braking in the Turn 12 area, and slid down the wall into a barrier at the end of a track exit zone. It was Norris first retirement of the season.
McLaren team principal Andrea Stella revealed that they believe that a bump caused Lando Norris to lose control of the car, causing the accident. “There’s a bump in that place and you can see all cars sparkle when they go through this bump. I think the combination of the bump and the cold tyres might have surprised him”, said Stella.
“But otherwise, we don’t see any issue with the car or of a different nature. That bump, if we carry on racing at night time, should be fixed because the tires will always be cold, low grip and it becomes a very tricky corner”, added the team principal.
The driver was running in 13th before the accident. He was taken to the medical center, and also had precautionary checks at the University Medical Center before being discharged. Norris posted some photos on his Instagram account to state that he was doing fine.
Norris also talked about the accident. “An unfortunate end to our Las Vegas GP weekend. I just bottomed out on the restart, lost the rear and hit the wall. Not the way we wanted the weekend to end, especially considering the pace looked promising on Oscar’s side”. Norris almost hit his teammate Oscar Piastri as he crashed out.