The Suzuka GP race was an indication that Lando Norris is a truly fantastic driver who is the biggest threat to Red Bull. The McLaren team is doing great things, and the fact that they have Norris as a driver certainly gives them optimism.
After finishing the race in second place, Norris told his team over the radio; We're coming for Red Bull! It is also great that his teammate Oscar Piastri finished the race in third place. Lando seems to be the happiest about the fact that he is not that far behind Verstappen.
"Another amazing day for us, a P2 and a P3,” Norris said, as quoted by crash.net! "My start was very good. I almost had Max. Max is Max as well so I didn't have much chance into Turn Two. But I tried and the pace was extremely strong comparing to everyone.
We're not close to Max but we are not miles away either so I'm very happy. Also for Oscar as well, it's his first podium in Formula 1 so congrats to him. We're getting there. We are pushing and the progress we have made is pretty outstanding.
I'm very proud of the team and the steps forward we are making every weekend. A first double podium together with Oscar”.
Piastri was also delighted with the race, considering that he ended up third. This is also the first podium for this young driver who is grateful to the team for this opportunity.
Piastri has shown that he is currently one of the greatest talents and that he has a great career ahead of him. "It feels pretty special definitely. I will remember it for a very, very long time. I can't thank the team enough for giving me this opportunity.
There are not many people who get this opportunity in their whole life and I've managed to have it in my first season. It wasn't my best race ever but it was enough to get a trophy at the end, so super happy."