Lando Norris, the McLaren driver opened up about the allegations made against him by Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko. The Briton was alleged by Marko for giving ‘unfair’ advantages to Mercedes and helping them to qualify for P1 and P2 at the Grid in Portugal, but Norris understands Marko’s situation and it’s natural to complain.
During the final qualification in Portimao, Norris was on his way for the final push, just then Red Bull’s Max Verstappen came behind him for this last try as well.
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McLaren management directed Lando not to give Max any tow and help the Dutchman out. Lando, as directed moved well out of Verstappen’s way, however this didn’t please Marko at all.
Talking on this context, the 21-year-old driver conveyed, “I think he was obviously a bit annoyed that a Mercedes qualified ahead of them. Any team boss isn’t going be happy with that. For some reason, he blamed it on Mercedes. So I got no clue what he’s talking about. Why would Mercedes have anything to do with it?”
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Helmut Marko complained that McLaren who takes engine from Mercedes has given them an advantage and stopped Max from attaining Pole in Portimao.
Marko, rightfully has reason to be upset because Mercedes had their drivers both at P1 and P2 while Red Bull’s drivers were at P3 and P4 which gave them disadvantage for the Constructor’s Championship race.
Norris, the Briton however feels the complaint is vague and funny and he has nothing to do with Mercedes.
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