‘He doesn’t seem to learn from anything he does’: McLaren star Lando Norris SLAMS Lance Stroll after pair clashed at Portuguese GP… as Brit says, ‘I just need to make sure I stay away next time’
- Lance Stroll and Lando Norris clashed during the Portuguese GP on Sunday
- The McLaren star was seventh when the Racing Point driver went for a move
- Stroll drove onto the curb to round the Brit before cutting across the first turn
- The pair collided, leaving both cars damaged and Stroll unable to finish
- Norris has hit out at the Canadian, pointing to his collision with Max Verstappen
Lando Norris is planning to steer clear of Lance Stroll in future, scolding the Canadian after their collision at the Portuguese GP which wrecked the Brit’s race.
The McLaren star was flying along in seventh place on lap 18 before his Racing Point rival attempted a wild move around the outside on the entrance to Turn 1.
Stroll cut across Norris and made contract with his orange machine, spinning off the track and causing damage to both cars.
Lando Norris and Lance Stroll crashed on lap 18 of the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday
Norris was cruising in seventh before being hit by the Canadian, ending the race in 13th
Stroll span out and also suffered wing damage, failing to finish the race and getting a penalty
Stroll couldn’t finish the race and has since been awarded a five-second time penalty and two penalty points by the FIA. Meanwhile, Norris was forced into a pit-stop to fix his front-wing and finished the race down in 13th – out of the points.
On his team radio while driving away from the incident, Norris fumed: ‘What the ****, what is this ****** doing. I’ve got damage guys.’
‘I don’t know what he was really doing,’ the 20-year-old added post-race.
‘He went to the left, which I was quite surprised by when he very easily could have gone to the right.
Norris was forced into a pit-stop and his race was ruined, falling out of the points positions
The Racing Point driver also crashed with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in a practise session
‘Also, I was easily half-way alongside and he just turned in, so he obviously didn’t learn from Friday.’
The McLaren driver also pointed to an incident Stroll caused at the same turn, clashing with Norris’ live-streaming buddy Max Verstappen in practice.
The Racing Point driver made a similar move on the Dutchman, cutting across Verstappen’s Red Bull as he attempted to overtake on the inside.
‘He doesn’t seem to learn from anything he does,’ Norris added.
Stroll is often under the microscope as his father is part-owner of the Racing Point team
‘It happens a lot with him. I just need to make sure I stay away next time.’
Stroll is constantly under scrutiny with detractors pointing to the fact his Racing Point team is part-owned by his father, Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll.
However, the 21-year-old does have some notable results and has impressed this season, bagging the second podium of his career at the Italian GP.
He is also the third-youngest podium finisher in the sport’s history, finishing third at the 2017 Azerbaijan GP at 18 years and seven months.