Norris prone to really feel 'very responsible' however he'll be taught – Leclerc

Charles Leclerc suggests Lando Norris can have final Sochi on Sunday feeling  “very responsible” after making the flawed technique name whereas main the Russian Grand Prix however insists the McLaren driver will be taught from the pricey mistake.

Norris had held an authoritative lead since lap 13 and appeared set to fend off Lewis Hamilton till a rain bathe wreaked havoc on the Briton’s race with only a handful of laps to go.

As groups and drivers contemplated whether or not to change to intermediate tyres amid the worsening situations, Norris made the decision to remain out whereas Hamilton made the other transfer and pitted.

The McLaren driver’s choice proved pricey because the downpour intensified and compelled those that had remained on slick tyres – together with the McLaren driver – to go for the pits.

Norris rejoined proceedings nicely down the order to salvage a meager seventh-place end, having missed a golden alternative to attain his maiden Grand Prix win.

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“I can think about what he’s feeling as a result of additionally he’s a part of the choice course of in these sort of conditions and he may really feel very, very responsible,” commented a compassionate Leclerc.

“However he’s an incredible driver. I believe he has proven it fairly often this season. He has had a really sturdy season and I’m positive he’ll he’ll be taught from it.

“It’s only a matter of time earlier than his first win. I don’t assume he ought to really feel so down after the race he has carried out.”

Norris’ good good friend George Russell – who is aware of what it feels wish to lose a maiden win to unhealthy luck or circumstances, having come near glory in Bahrain final yr throughout his one-off with Mercedes – echoed Leclerc’s sentiment, and agreed with the Monegasque {that a} win is on the horizon for Norris.

“It is each driver’s worst nightmare, to be main a race, and also you begin seeing rain in your visor,” Russell mentioned.

“You are damned in the event you do field, you are damned in the event you do not field. You are in a lose-lose place.

“I have been there. It positively hurts, however he’ll recuperate. I assume you attempt to take positives from it, and he’ll have a victory eventually.”

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