The rapport between McLaren’s pair of young drivers could become “a little more restless” in the months ahead.
This is the assessment of former F1 driver Timo Glock, after McLaren’s Andrea Stella called the recent collision between Lando Norris and newcomer Oscar Piastri at Monza “unacceptable.”
Norris, age 23, has been frequently linked to a future role at Red Bull, and it hasn’t escaped notice that the Brit seems to be losing patience with McLaren, evident in his radio transmissions.
At Zandvoort, Norris asked his engineer, “Are you stupid?” “I always sound like I’m crying or moaning on the radio,” Norris said at Monza.
“I hate it but I feel like I’m really relaxed and chilled in the car but then I’m always the opposite when I listen to myself afterwards.”
Glock, speaking to Sky Deutschland, said he has noticed Norris’ growing frustration “several times” lately.
“You never know whether he means it in the heat of the moment, but it’s an issue because he now has a teammate who pushes him a bit and races at his level,” Glock stated.
“I’m excited to see how this develops because Piastri is getting closer and wants his chances too. I can understand that he is showing his displeasure by being strategically placed behind Norris.”
“You can expect things to get a little more restless at McLaren,” Glock concluded.