Lando Norris clarifies that he is trying to help Daniel Ricciardo as much as possible instead of playing mind games with him.
Ever since Daniel Ricciardo joined McLaren, he has failed to establish himself as a consistent performer. The Australian race driver is now on the verge of being axed by the Woking-based team.
On the other hand, his teammate- Lando Norris, with far less experience in F1, has had the edge over him for a long time. Thus, the question was asked to Norris whether he is playing mind games with Ricciardo.
In response, Norris outright rejected the claim. On the contrary, he has claimed that he has been helping Ricciardo as much he could, as better performances by the Honey badger would only help the team to defeat Alpine in the championship.
“Mind games? In what way? What mind games can I play?” Norris laughed when speaking to media, including RacingNews365.com. “No, it’s the opposite. I’m trying to help him as much as I can. It’s for the benefit of us as a team, to try and beat Alpine at the end of the day.”
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Lando Norris is willing to help his teammate even more
Norris claims that this is not the limit he has set to help his teammate. He claims he is willing to help even more than he would normally. So that Ricciardo could help in defeating closing Alpine.
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“He sees everything that I see in terms of data and everything,” the Briton explained. “I’m offering more help than what I normally would, let’s say. If we were fighting for a World Championship, I’m saying more things than maybe what I would do!”
“That’s what we need for the team. It’s what I want for the team at the minute. like that [it’s] the opposite of mind games, whatever that is – mind soothing!”
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