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Norris laments McLaren struggles: 'No point thinking of points'

The Woking-based outfit failed to score at the Spanish Grand Prix despite a double top 10 in qualifying.

Lando Norris has lamented McLaren's pace after struggling at the Spanish Grand Prix. The British driver dropped to the back from third on the grid after contact with Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes at Turn 2, but was only able to recover to 17th by the end of the race. Teammate Oscar Piastri fell out of the points having started ninth, underlining the lack of performance possessed by the MCL60. Norris provided a bleak outlook for the team after a double points finish at the Monaco Grand Prix, suggesting there were five or six teams faster than the Woking-based outfit - a stance that has not changed.

Off the pace

Asked if points could have been scored without his incident with Hamilton, Norris told media, including RacingNews365.com : "Probably not. We are slow, we have been all year. "The car is not any different and [Saturday] was a special day, some good teams struggled a lot and some of the worse teams did a better job, it was just an odd day. We capitalised on that. "Apart from that, we have been off the pace all season, struggling to finish in the points in half the races and it was just that again [in Spain]. "There was the expectation we would have a difficult day, we are clearly nowhere near as quick as Alpine, Aston or all of the top five or six teams. "So there is no point thinking of finishing in the points at the moment, we are just not quick enough."

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