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McLaren 'respect' verdict as Norris review dismissed

The right of review the team lodged over Lando Norris' Canadian Grand Prix penalty was rejected.

Norris Austria Wet
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McLaren say they "respect" the decision from the stewards in rejecting the right of review against Lando Norris' Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix penalty.

On Saturday of the Austrian GP weekend, the team lodged a right of review with the stewards in a bid to try and get Norris' five-second time penalty overturned after he was deemed to have committed "unsportsmanlike" conduct in Montreal by backing up on the track to avoid a double-stack pit stop.

McLaren presented what the stewards found to be the "new and significant" evidence required to be successful in the review, but as this came in a form of 'gentleman's agreements' between team managers, it was thrown out by the stewards as it was not binding in the sporting regulations.

It means Norris will keep his 13th place from Canada.

McLaren response

"We respect the FIA and Stewards’ decision to uphold Lando Norris' 5-second time penalty at the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix," McLaren said in a team statement.

"However, we believe that we provided sufficient new, significant and relevant evidence to warrant a 'right of review'.

"We accept the Stewards' decision that this evidence did not meet their requirements.

"Whilst it is not the outcome we hoped for, we thank the Stewards for their time and collaboration."

F1 2023 Austrian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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