Motorsport: Motor racing-McLaren say Norris will be fine for Monaco race day

MONACO (Reuters) – Lando Norris will be fine for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix after recovering from tonsillitis, McLaren staff boss Andreas Seidl stated on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Formula One driver struggled with illness in final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, though he nonetheless completed eighth, and has spent this week recovering with out media commitments.

Norris was fifth quickest in second observe in Monaco on Friday and sixth on Saturday within the ultimate session earlier than qualifying.

“I’d say he is in all probability nonetheless not at 100% however he is not far off,” Seidl instructed reporters.

“It was vital that he had some good days of relaxation with nice assist from the staff physician and his private coach as nicely.

“He’s recovered nicely and that was nice to see and he was on it once more yesterday. I feel he will be fine for the remainder of the weekend.”

Norris stated on Friday, in a staff launch, that he was feeling higher and had confidence driving the automobile across the tight, metallic fenced metropolis streets.

“We labored our means by means of our programme, and took it step-by-step, looking for some small enhancements right here and there, wherever we might, which was good studying,” he stated.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Christian Radnedge)

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