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Lando Norris

Norris explains why McLaren have 'work to do' after Monaco

Despite claiming a P6 finish, Lando Norris was left feeling that more could have been possible for McLaren at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Lando Norris feels that McLaren have areas to improve on after the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, despite the Briton having again added to his points tally.

Following a tough weekend in Spain – during which he had been suffering from tonsilitis – Norris was still recovering as proceedings got underway in Monte Carlo.

Despite this, the McLaren driver managed to qualify in P5 on the grid, taking the 'best of the rest' slot behind the two Ferrari and Red Bull cars.

He then went on to finish the Grand Prix in sixth, and ended the race less than a second behind fifth-placed George Russell.

However, with the event having been affected by changing weather conditions, Norris thinks that the team could have performed more strongly in terms of strategy.

Norris highlights areas to improve on

"There's things we'll talk about, about the strategy," Norris told media, including RacingNews365.com, after the race.

"I don't think we did a perfect job, and of course, there's always things to work on and improve on.

"[It's] more something for us to talk about back behind the scenes and back at MTC [McLaren Technology Centre].

"[There are] things to definitely improve on from our side."

How conditions in Monaco posed an extra challenge

Norris admits that having the added factor of rain during the race posed an extra difficulty in Monaco.

However, he still feels that there are aspects of the event that the team can examine in order to improve going forwards.

"There's just a lot of things to think about in Monaco, in these conditions," Norris explained.

"It's just never an easy thing. We're in a good position, we have good points, we don't want to risk too much, and it's easy to go that way.

"They did everything for good reasons and said everything for good reasons.

"It's just [that] I guess my feeling inside the car is not easy to get across to the team; that I think we can have much better pace if we box and things like that.

"It's hard to describe that and say that in an easy way. But no, they normally do a very good job, so I'm not complaining.

"It's just [that] we've got a bit of work to do."

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