“I owe an apology” – Lando Norris has apologized to Lance Stroll on Twitter after abusing him on McLaren team radio during the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Lando Norris is one of the most entertaining drivers on the current F1 paddock, along with Daniel Ricciardo. But along with the fun element, comes his usual bursts of anger and frustration. And in the recently concluded Portuguese GP at Portimao, Racing Point driver Lance Stroll was at the receiving end of it. This after Stroll crashed into Norris, taking himself into the gravel in the process. Stroll also earned 3 penalty points for his efforts.
Lando Norris apologizes to Lance Stroll
Realizing the folly he had committed, especially considering he is an elite sportsperson in a massively followed sport F1, he took to Twitter earlier today to apologize for his recent behavior. This was met with positive reinforcement from his fans. This is what his tweet read, in full:
“I owe an apology. I’ve been stupid and careless with some things I’ve said lately in media and interviews, and haven’t shown the respect I should have to certain people. I’m not that kind of person, so know I should apologise to them but also everyone reading/listening. Sorry.”
Thanks lando! I think a lot of fans forgot you guys are sometimes human beings who can be careless with words but thank you for apologising and taking the time for it. You aren’t flawless and mistakes are bound to happen, have a great day 💓
— tea ✨ | F1 and Genshin Hell (@retroschumi) October 27, 2020
Lando Norris is just 20 and like any other sportsperson, only a human being. What he said to Stroll during the race was unacceptable, but the fact he has apologized does show he has learnt from his mistake. Here’s hoping we see more of his fun side and less of angry outbursts in the races and seasons to come.