Monaco GP 2022: Lando Norris’ participation in doubt as McLaren driver is still plagued with tonsillitis issues

Tension arises at the McLaren headquarters as Lando Norris is still yet to recover from tonsillitis

Lando Norris
Lando Norris

Lando Norris had ‘one of the toughest races ever’ last weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix as he suffered from tonsillitis and a high fever. Despite this, he was capable of scoring points in the race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. After the qualifying race on Saturday, Norris stated that he was not feeling well; the Briton was finally diagnosed with tonsillitis.

Despite this, he ended up taking P11 on the Barcelona grid after McLaren’s doctor gave him the all-clear. He finished eighth after 66 laps in the stifling heat, with the track temperature hovering around 50 degrees celsius.

However, according to recent reports, the McLaren is still suffering from tonsillitis and has been unable to catch some sleep since the Spanish Grand Prix. His media appearances have been abruptly cancelled, but he is still scheduled to compete this weekend at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco.

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Lando Norris’ thoughts ahead of the Monaco GP

Lando Norris
Lando Norris

With the upcoming race in Monaco establishing the second half of back-to-back race weekends following the Spanish Grand Prix, Norris only has a few days in hand to get ready to come back behind the wheel. However, the track has previously demonstrated success for the McLaren driver. He finished on the podium in 2021 and is holding out hope for another strong weekend this season.

Furthermore, having recently relocated to the Province, Norris has encouraged the spectre of racing so close to home. “I always look forward to the Monaco weekend. It will be nice to be racing so close to home, particularly as I can wake up in my own bed! Last year it was a fantastic race for me and whilst we’re not back at that level just yet, I’m hoping we can pick up some good points here. Qualifying on Saturday is going to be key but it will be interesting to see how the race plays out on Sunday with these new cars,” said the 22-year-old driver.

On being questioned on how he is going to recoup ahead of the dazzling Monaco Grand Prix, Norris mentioned that he has plans of taking rest ahead of the tricky race and that his focus as of the moment is to get better before diving into one of the most intense race weekends on the calendar.

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