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Norris on test data: It's not a competition between me and Ricciardo

Lando Norris might have more experience with McLaren but he doesn't believe that his data is any more valuable than that of new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Lando Norris doesn't believe that his position as a returning driver at McLaren makes his test data any more valuable than that of new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Both drivers put in some impressive laps at the 2021 pre-season test in Bahrain, with each spending time towards the top of the timesheets. However, Norris insists that there is not an element of competition when it comes to whose data is the most important. "All information is valuable at the end of the day," Norris told F1.com. "We both have different sides of the feedback from Daniel and myself, but both is important. "His understanding of what Renault did last year and what he can bring to the table from that side. And of course, [from me] the differences from last year's McLaren to this year's McLaren, what bits are better, what bits are worse, because we've taken downforce off so things can still be worse. "It's not like everything is going to be much better, so it's been [about] trying to understand that and see the differences in it all, and I think we've done that quite nicely in the past few days. All information is valuable, so it's not a competition." Ricciardo is joining the team following two years with Renault, whilst Norris will enter his third F1 season as a McLaren driver in 2021. Norris has been feeling positive during pre-season testing, despite the lack of time available. The Briton explained: "I think I've been able to settle in very quickly and just feel comfortable and at home straight away, which is nice, especially with only three days of testing. "Three days is not a lot, especially when you're splitting them. It's one and a half days really. It's not easy to feel at home in a Formula 1 car, because a Formula 1 car is not an easy thing to get used to, so I think it's been good."

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