Norris is fed up with the rule that cost him a podium: “Then it's his fault he didn’t change his tyres" Formula 1

Norris is fed up with the rule that cost him a podium: “Then it's his fault he didn’t change his tyres"

By Robert McGillivray 07 September 2020 | 09:02


Not Lance Stroll but Lando Norris should have been on the podium at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Norris thinks so himself. Stroll got a 'free' pit stop because he had his tires replaced during the red flag. 

After Charles Leclerc's hard crash, the FIA first switched to a safety car and then changed it to a code red. All cars drove to the pit lane and some drivers had new rubber fitted in the pit lane. Among them was Stroll, who complied with the tire regulations by using two different compounds. 

Norris didn't like that rule, which most likely cost him third place. "I think we should remove this rule. If you hadn't made a pit stop yet, you get 24 seconds as a gift. You actually have to go back into the pit lane to change the tires, because it's his fault he hasn't changed his tires yet. I don't think it's fair you don't have to make a real pit stop".

Norris finished the race fourth, 2.3 seconds behind Lance Stroll. His teammate Carlos Sainz finished second, taking his first physical podium in Formula 1. Norris himself was on the podium earlier this year in Austria (Photo: McLaren F1 Media).


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