Lando Norris' car catches fire during Austrian Grand Prix practice

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Lando Norris' car catches fire during Austrian Grand Prix practice

Lando Norris has been forced out of practice just hours before qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix as his car caught fire. Norris came to a rest

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Lando Norris has been forced out of practice just hours before qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix as his car caught fire. Norris came to a rest just before turn six, complaining his car was on fire over team radio. 

His engineers seemed keen for Norris to get the car back to the garage but the Briton refused after claiming his seat was “smoking”. He said: “I’m on fire I need to stop… there’s smoke from under my seat so I’d rather get out alright”.

Norris was okay after the incident and was seen in discussion with engineers inside his garage moments later. The team can still return to the track in FP1 if they can receiver their car and fix the damage. 

Usually, the team would have an extra session this afternoon  to dial in their car ahead of qualifying tomorrow. But, McLaren will not have that luxury with Austria’s Sprint weekend format meaning qualifying will take place in just a few hours.



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