Lando Norris He had a scare during the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, after he crashed into a protective barrier at the start of the competition after losing control of his McLaren.
The Briton started from the bottom of the grid and was trying to come back after being eliminated in Q2 early on Saturday. At the start of the competition he avoided the chaos caused by the spin of Fernando Alonso's Aston Martin, and where Sergio Pérez's Red Bull was also affected, to jump to 13th position when the Virtual Safety Car order was deployed.
This allowed Norris to move into 13th when the race restarted on lap three. The race was neutralized with a safety car when the Briton lost control of his Woking home car at turn 14, hitting heavily against a protection barrier in an escape zone, right next to a rescue team.
At first nothing seemed out of the ordinary with Norris getting out of the car without assistance and walking outside the circuit. As part of the procedure he was taken to the circuit's medical center, where the situation changed.
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“After the previous incident, Lando (Norris) was taken to the circuit's Medical Center and has now been taken to the University Medical Center for preventive checks,” McLaren said in a post on social networks without delving into the subject.
Later hours they reported that Norris had been discharged after having completed the controls without finding anything significant, so he must be ready to compete next weekend in Abu Dhabi, the final race of the 2023 season.
The Briton saw his streak of 12 consecutive races in the points zone cut, which has him in sixth position in the drivers' championship.
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