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McLaren

Norris and Ricciardo receive apology after Canadian GP

It was a disappointing Canadian Grand Prix for McLaren, with both Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris finishing outside of the points.

Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris
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McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl has offered drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo an apology after the pair finished outside of the points at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The pair started P9 (Ricciardo) and P14 (Norris) after a wet qualifying session, but both lost ground on Sunday, with Seidl admitting that the team's rivals "did a better job" than they had.

McLaren's most frustrated moment came during the pit-stops, when an attempt to double-stack backfired on them, but it was one of many issues encountered by the Woking-based squad over the weekend.

As a result, both Alpine and Alfa Romeo closed the gap in the Constructors' standings, with just 14 points now separating the three teams in the fight for fourth.

"A very disappointing Sunday afternoon," said Seidl, after a race weekend that saw the team finish with both drivers outside the points for the third time in 2022.

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"It’s been a tough weekend in general, with the car lacking pace, having reliability issues and suffering an operational issue in the double-shuffle pit-stop during the Virtual Safety Car period," Seidl explained.

"We have to acknowledge our competitors did a better job and therefore we didn't deserve points today.

“We didn't give Lando or Daniel the package they deserved today, so we have to offer them an apology.

"My thanks to our team here at the track, back in the factory and our colleagues at HPP for their efforts over the whole of this long-haul double-header."

Seidl remains hopeful that McLaren can bounce back at the upcoming British Grand Prix.

"We also have to use this as an opportunity to learn, and come back stronger in two weeks for our home race at Silverstone."

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