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Brazil GP: Preview - McLaren

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10/11/2021

Lando Norris: "I'm excited to be racing in Brazil after missing out last year because of the pandemic. Interlagos is an iconic circuit with a rich history in F1. The atmosphere there is unique thanks to the passionate fans that make it a fun place to race.

"Hopefully we can take our learnings from Mexico into this weekend and improve as a team. We've got four more races left on the calendar so every session counts. Sprint qualifying has shown that there are plenty of opportunities to make good progress across the weekend. We need to keep our heads down and hit the ground running on Friday."

Daniel Ricciardo: "I'm looking forward to heading back to Brazil for another sprint weekend, these weekends have been kind to us so far this year, so we'll head into the weekend with positivity. After the result last weekend, where we had a disappointing result, we can only really look forward. Luckily we have the opportunity to fight back almost immediately with this triple-header of races.

"I didn't take home any points in Mexico, but the outcome could've been very different if we'd just had a few more centimetres, which proves we have the car to fight for good positions and decent points. There's definitely some optimism coming off the back of last weekend. My focus is now on scoring points in a few days' time, so we'll keep at it. The team is hungry, determined and we'll keep on going right to the final lap of the season."

Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "We head to Brazil this week with the chance to bounce straight back from our result in Mexico. It's great to be returning to the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo after two years. The track is one of the most historic on the Formula 1 calendar. Our last visit here holds fond memories for the team as we secured our first podium since 2014.

"However, it's important we continue to stay focused during this intense triple-header and deliver to the best of our abilities to score good points. The circuit is not without its challenges with a high altitude similar to Mexico, constant elevation changes and unpredictable weather that will make things interesting.

"We're looking forward to using the sprint qualifying format this weekend for the third and final time this season. The new format has provided excitement on the track for the fans while presenting teams with more opportunities from the very start of the weekend. The aim will be to find a good level of consistency with both cars from the first session to achieve the best result possible."

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

Race laps: 71

Circuit length: 4.309km/2.677 miles

Total race distance: 305.909km/190.083 miles

Number of corners: 15 (five right, 10 left)

Allocated tyre compounds: Hard: C2, Medium: C3 and Soft: C4

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1. Posted by kenji, 10/11/2021 23:44

"@ Wokingchap...here here, copy that. From 7th on the grid to 3rd/4th Daniel oh so closely pulled off the start of the season. If you don't try then you'll never know. Bottas could've avoided getting tagged if he didn't try to straightline the corner but then that's racing. Brazil should be a blinder what with rain etc etc etc. C'mon McLaren elbows out and go go go...."

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2. Posted by Wokingchap, 10/11/2021 11:24

"Good luck this weekend to the whole team..... gotta beat those boys in red...... go Lando.. go Daniel."

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3. Posted by Mad Matt, 10/11/2021 10:57

"Lando, Lando what on earth is 'take our learnings ' supposed to mean? Please speak English 'learn our lessons" :-)"

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