Lando Norris ‘not in perfect condition’ ahead of British Grand Prix

Lando Norris ‘not in perfect condition’ ahead of British Grand Prix

Lando Norris is ‘not in perfect condition’, as he continues to deal with the physical and emotional impacts from his Euro 2020 incident.

Lando Norris is continuing to deal with the after effects of the incident he was involved in at the Euro 2020 match. Reports have since come out detailing that Norris was allegedly approached by several men, restrained and had his watch stolen.

Although Norris sustained no serious injury, he was left ‘shaken’ as per the team statement made by McLaren on Norris’ behalf.

Talking to Sky Sports ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Norris has provided further information surrounding the events that took place that night. Along with his sympathies for anyone else who has experienced a similar situation to himself.

“Tough, not the night I wanted, and I guess not the night we all wanted from an England perspective,” said Norris. “And definitely not the way I wanted it to end. I guess it’s just unlucky. I don’t really want to go into too much detail, but I’m thankful that I’m here.

“It’s not the nicest experience for anyone to go through and it’s not only me that it’s happened to, it’s happened to other people. It’s something I don’t wish upon anyone and of course if anyone else goes through it, I can sympathise with them and I know what they feel like.

“It’s tough, it’s been a tough few days to get over it and make sure I’m sleeping well and everything. Not in the perfect condition but I’m happy I’m here, and I’m still healthy and reasonably good.”

While Norris would go on to say that generally he was fine, he is still working on his mental health. Something he has advocated for strongly since entering Formula 1 three years ago.

The 21-year-old has struggled sleeping since the alleged mugging, and emphasised the importance of mental resilience in times like these.

“I’m fine… but I’ve been better, I can say that,” Norris continued. “I’m not in perfect condition, I’m not going to lie.

“Some work to do, mentally. Of course I talk about that a lot and mental health, and mental strength is very important. I’ve not been sleeping that great, and so on.

“Not ideal and I’m feeling a bit sore. But I’m not the guy in the worst position after Wembley. I’ll work on it, I’ll make sure I’m in the best shape possible and I feel like can still go out and focus on what I need to do and that’s the main thing.”

Norris will have plenty of fan support behind him this weekend at McLaren’s home race. As crowds return to Silverstone after a one year hiatus due to Covid-19.