Lando Norris admits that he has been focusing on recovering ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix after struggling with illness last time out in Spain.
The Briton had been feeling unwell throughout the weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, having revealed after qualifying that he had been experiencing difficulties with his throat, vision and energy levels.
Despite this, Norris managed to finish Sunday's race in P8, but was taken for precautionary medical checks afterwards due to the Grand Prix being held in "extraordinary heat".
He later revealed that he had been diagnosed with tonsillitis, and admitted that the afternoon had been one of the "hardest races" he had ever done.
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Norris hoping for more Monaco success
With the forthcoming race in Monaco forming the second half of back-to-back race weekends after the Spanish Grand Prix, Norris has just a few days to prepare for getting behind the wheel again.
However, the track has proved successful for the McLaren driver in the past. He secured a podium result in 2021, and is hoping for a solid weekend again this season.
Additionally, with Norris having recently moved to the Principality, he has welcomed the prospect of racing so close to home.
"I always look forward to the Monaco weekend," Norris explained.
"It will be nice to be racing so close to home, particularly as I can wake up in my own bed! Last year it was a fantastic race for me and whilst we’re not back at that level just yet, I'm hoping we can pick up some good points here.
"Qualifying on Saturday is going to be key but it will be interesting to see how the race plays out on Sunday with these new cars."
Focus on recovery after "tough" weekend in Spain
In terms of his health, Norris says that he planned to get some rest ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.
"I'm taking these few days to rest up and to focus on getting better before diving into Monaco," he said.
"Spain was incredibly tough, but I was very pleased to get some points for the team.
"Let’s keep moving forward and ensure we're ready for the busy weekend ahead!"
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