‘That could have been a massive crash’: Lando Norris slams ‘dangerous’ Max Verstappen after the Red Bull star failed to move out of the way during a slow lap in Saudi Arabia Grand Prix practice
- Lando Norris slammed Max Verstappen for being ‘dangerous’ during practice
- 23-year-old managed to avoid colliding with the Dutchman whilst on a flying lap
- Verstappen apologised, and stewards ruled that no further action will be taken
Lando Norris could be heard venting his frustration at Max Verstappen during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Free Practice 3 on Saturday.
Whilst completing a flying lap the McLaren star found himself held up by Verstappen, who had not been informed of his rival’s location.
The 23-year-old managed to successfully decelerate and avoid and a collision between the pair but his frustration was evident as he continued to slalom around the circuit’s blind corners.
‘It’s dangerous what these guys are doing.’ The McLaren driver could be heard remarking on his radio following the near miss.
‘They need to use the radio or something. That could have been a massive crash.’
Lando Norris could be heard complaining about Max Verstappen’s ‘dangerous’ driving during practice at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
After managing to avoid a collision with his rival, Norris said ‘They need to use the radio or something’
Stewards briefly investigated the incident in its aftermath but ultimately ruled that no further action will be taken.
Verstappen expressed his annoyance over team radio about not being informed about Norris’ position and would later be seen pulling alongside Norris at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit to apologise for the incident.
The Dutchman continued his impressive form during the practice sessions in the Saudi capital at FP3 finishing first putting him half a second ahead of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez.
Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll finished third and fourth respectively with Lewis Hamilton ahead of Charles Leclerc in sixth.
Norris meanwhile finished seventh, 1.2 seconds behind Verstappen.
Verstappen once again triumphed during practice, finishing half a second ahead of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez
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