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Lando Norris

Norris provides condition update after Las Vegas crash

Lando Norris' race in Las Vegas lasted just a handful of laps as he crashed out of the Grand Prix in a heavy way, resulting in a trip to the hospital.

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Lando Norris has insisted that he was “never that bad” physically following his crash at the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Norris hit the barrier at Turn 12 early on in the race to bring his event to an early end.

The McLaren driver appeared to be in distress over the team radio after the incident and was brought to the medical facility at the track before being transported to a nearby hospital.

All of the checks were precautionary and Norris was soon released from the hospital.

The non-finish in Las Vegas marked Norris' first this year and dented his strong form, having scored five podiums in the previous six races.

Norris will be back in the car this weekend in Abu Dhabi for the final round of the season and insisted there are no overhanging issues.

“Honestly, I was never bad,” Norris told media including RacingNews365.com.

“They just wanted to do a lot of checkups and stuff, kind of the new normal nowadays it seems. But it was fine.

“I was winded, just what you heard on the radio and stuff when I had the impact. I breathed in or out at the wrong time and it just kind of caught me off guard a little bit.

“It happened quite quickly, it was still a decent impact. But I was fine. I never struggled with anything.

“I was more just frustrated that I was out of the race in Vegas so early on. It was more just a shame. But I was fine.

“I've been advised ever since to just chill out, relax for a few days. But I was good since I pretty much jumped out of the car. A little shaken at first, just because it caught me by surprise so much.”

Norris explains Las Vegas crash

Norris explained that his crash was a result of several factors working against him at that particular moment.

“It was a combination of things,” he said. “The obvious one being is there's quite a big bump there.

“Then [also] cool tyres, so therefore lower ride heights than what you're normally running with.

“[It was] the first time following a lot of cars [and] through all of this, you have even less downforce than what you already have.,

“[There were] a couple of other little things in the background that just made this bump have a bigger effect than what it normally has.

“I somehow must have caught it at a worse angle than normal. I knew there was a bump there but just for some reason, the effect of it on this one lap is a lot bigger than what it had been previously. So just a little bit unlucky at the same time.”

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