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Lando Norris

McLaren identify likely cause of Norris Las Vegas crash

Lando Norris suffered a dramatic exit from the Las Vegas Grand Prix when he lost control of his car and speared into the barriers at high speed through Turn 14.

McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella has confirmed that Lando Norris has been released from hospital, following his high speed crash four laps into the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Norris appeared to lose control of his McLaren on the slippery track, causing him to impact the TecPro barrier and spear into the runoff at Turn 12.

He was able to get out of the car without assistance, but he was later transferred to the local hospital, University Media Center, for further precautionary checks.

"Lando has been discharged [from hospital]. All checks are negative, so good news on Lando's side," Stella told media, including RacingNews365.

Stella: Combination of bump and cold temperatures might have surprised Norris

When asked about the nature of the crash, Stella explained that it was a bump that was present throughout the weekend.

"There's a bump in that place. You can see all cars sparkle when they go through this bump," he said.

"I think the combination of the bump and the cold tyres might have surprised him. But otherwise, we don't see any issue with the car or a different nature."

Ambient temperatures were between 10 and 15 degrees celsius for the race, some of the lowest on the calendar.

Stella believes that F1 and the FIA should get rid of the bump for next year, due to the cold conditions the drivers are racing in making it more difficult to control their cars.

"I think that bump, if we carry on racing at night time, it should be should be fixed because the tyres will always be cold, low grip, and it becomes a very tricky corner," said Stella.

"Already during the weekend, we saw cases in which there was oversteer in that place.

"Independently of the timetable, we would strongly recommend that this bump is smoothed out."

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