Norris apologises for making light of Hamilton’s record-breaking win

Lando Norris talks in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium. Image:  DPPI /  Getty Images.

Lando Norris talks all through the Drivers Press Convention all by way of previews forward of the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium. Picture: DPPI / Getty Footage.

Lando Norris apologised to Lewis Hamilton on Tuesday after downplaying the six-time System One world champion’s record-breaking victory lastly weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix.

Hamilton surpassed Michael Schumacher’s feat of 91 race wins after triumphing at Portimao on Sunday.

Nonetheless rival British F1 driver Norris didn’t seem overly impressed, suggesting the 35-year-old Hamilton ought to win as a rule given how superior his Mercedes automotive is as in contrast with the remainder of the sphere.

McLaren’s 20-year-old, nonetheless, backtracked on Twitter saying: “I owe an apology. I have been silly and careless with some factors I’ve talked about for the time being in media and interviews and, and I’ve certainly not confirmed the respect I must need to optimistic individuals.”

He added: “I am not that kind of specific particular person, so I do know I ought to apologise to them nonetheless furthermore everybody discovering out/listening. Sorry.”

Talking after Sunday’s race, Norris was quoted by RaceFans as saying of Hamilton: “I am merely glad for him, nothing extra.

“It does not point out one factor to me actually. He is in a automotive which ought to win each race, principally. He has to beat one or two completely completely different drivers, that is it. Honest play to him, he is nonetheless doing the job he has to do.”

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