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Lando Norris

Norris aiming to give home fans 'something to cheer about'

After a difficult weekend for McLaren at the Canadian Grand Prix, Lando Norris is hopeful that the team have gained a better understanding of how they can improve in time for his home event at Silverstone.

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Lando Norris is aiming to give the home fans "something to cheer about" at the British Grand Prix.

It was a difficult weekend for McLaren last time out in Canada, with the team scoring no points for the first time since the Miami Grand Prix in early May.

However, Norris feels that he will have an added motivation when he races on his home turf at Silverstone.

"I'm so excited to be heading back to my home race at Silverstone," Norris said.

"Seeing the British fans and all the papaya as we drive round the track is always so motivating and such a boost for the team – nothing beats a home crowd.

"I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in the fan zone and soaking up the atmosphere."

McLaren have "understanding" of where they can improve

Following their tough weekend in Montreal, Norris thinks that McLaren have gained more of an understanding of how they can improve on their performance.

"We've been working hard on our performance since the last race in Canada and working as a team to understand what we need to do better," the Briton added.

"We've got a good understanding of that now, and although we know there are no overnight fixes, we'll be doing everything we can to give the home fans something to cheer about."

Silverstone is a "special" place for Ricciardo

For Norris' teammate Daniel Ricciardo, Silverstone is an equally special venue.

"The British Grand Prix... let's go! It's a home race for the team and that means we’ll definitely feel the support in the grandstands," Ricciardo commented.

"There was a sea of papaya last year, so I'm excited to head there again this year.

"It's the race where I made my F1 debut, so it holds a special place in my heart anyway, but it's also a great circuit to race on too, so I can’t wait to get out on track."

Ricciardo is also hopeful that McLaren can put on a good show for their supporters.

"Canada was a difficult one, but we have to learn from it and keep moving forward," the Australian explained.

"Silverstone offers some good overtaking opportunities, so it will be fun to see what we can do in these new regulation cars.

"I'm excited to get on track and hopefully get back up the pointy end for our home crowd – we have awesome fans so we will do everything we can to deliver for them."

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