Lando Norris has recently stated that he would take an “easy” approach towards the Belgian Grand Prix, as we move further towards the possibility of the race being removed from the calendar next year.
This is Spa-Francorchamps’ final year on the current contract in the F1 calendar, and with the sports authorities’ obvious interest in racing in other countries like USA or the middle-east, it is becoming obvious for classic European tracks to bid farewell to the sport; Paul Ricard in France, Spa in Belgium, and Monte-Carlo in Monaco are the three oldest tracks as of now which don’t have a contract for next year and no current situations look, there have been no official statements.
Many drivers have shown their support for Belgium, as it stands, when he was asked to choose between Paul Ricard & Spa-Francorchamps. The Briton said that he would always support Belgium, as his mother was born there, and so he is half Belgian as well. But that isn’t the only reason, as he said, “I personally have a lot more connections to it, of course, and I love the track and so on, I grew up a lot of the time or I grew up for many years going to Belgium and spending a lot of time there with my family,” GPfans quotes him.
“So, Belgium for me.”
Lando Norris not sure about this year’s race
McLaren have performed relatively poor this year with the regulation changes, however, they continue to improve.
Lando Norris said that he is unsure about the car’s pace at Spa, as the circuit has gone under renovation and has new corners, and there is absolutely no data with the teams related to it. Any setup that would be made to the car would only be possible after running a couple of laps there, with the earliest one being during FP1, right after the summer break.
Lando currently stands 7th in the championship with 76 points.