Formula 1 Racing

Norris to ‘keep putting myself down’

Lando Norris, McLaren, Miami International Autodrome, 2024

In the round-up: Lando Norris says he will continue ‘talking down at myself’ despite winning his first grand prix

In brief

Norris to ‘keep putting myself down’

Miami Grand Prix winner Lando Norris says he won’t change his mental approach to racing despite finally breaking his long wait for his first F1 victory.

The McLaren driver has been known to make very negative comments about himself and his performances, but he insists he will not change despite his victory.

“Everyone has their own way of doing things, their own approach, their own way that they talk to themselves,” he said. “For me, it’s talking down at myself and kind of putting myself down because for me that’s what works and I’m fine with that.

I don’t need other people to be happy with it and for other people to agree with it. It’s what’s best for me and it’s what works best is what’s made me who I am and I think that’s uh my best way of going forward. So I’m going to have my days when the glass is full and I can be happy and I’m proud of myself. Everyone’s going to have those days and everyone should have those days. But in order to make myself the best man, the best driver, I have my way of doing things and I stick to that.”

Di Grassi slams “very poor” FE driving standards

After being hit out of the first Formula E race of the weekend in Berlin following contact from Dan Ticktum at the turn six hairpin, Lucas di Grassi says driving standards in the series are decreasing.

“The driving standards are very poor,” Di Grassi told told Total-Motorsport. “The race director doesn’t enforce many penalties so it’s getting worse and worse.

“If one guy does something to you which they think is borderline sporting and nothing happens, you are going to do it to others and it starts like this.”

Ferrari’s Camara wins FREC opener

Ferrari junior driver Rafael Camara led home Prema team mate James Wharton to win the first race of the Formula Regional European Championship season at Hockenheim.

Camara dominated the race, leading every lap from pole and taking the fastest lap to win by 1.2 seconds from Wharton.
Fellow Ferrari junior Tuukka Taponen completed the podium in third place.

The second race of the weekend will take place today.

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