Lando Norris insists that rumours over his future at McLaren are not affecting him or the team.
The Woking-based squad had a difficult start to the season in Bahrain, with Oscar Piastri retiring from the race due to a mechanical problem, while Norris was forced to make six pit-stops owing to a pneumatic issue before retiring in the closing stages.
While Norris has a contract with McLaren until the end of 2025, speculation has arisen over whether he might consider switching teams. However, the Briton does not feel that the rumours are destabilising him.
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Norris: I'm fine with it, and the team are fine with it
"I guess I'm at a point where it doesn't affect me in any way," Norris commented to media, including RacingNews365.com.
"I guess to an extent I don't mind it, apart from when it's just complete BS that people try and come up with, and completely fake stories that people make up.
"I think, to a certain point, harsh criticism is acceptable. It makes sense. You don't like it when it's too much and people in the team start to get affected by it, especially because maybe for some of them, they don't know so many of the truths.
"I think we do a good job within the team and within McLaren of explaining things to people, telling them what's going on and explaining my side of the story.
"It's just what you've got to deal with sometimes. So I'm fine with it, and the team are fine with it."
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