2023 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix highlights

F1 Grand Prix of Italy
McLaren Racing


Hear from McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri, and Team Principal Andrea Stella after the 2023 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

Lando Norris

A good race. I think the pace was firm today. It wasn’t easy to overtake as usual, but the rate was reasonable when we didn’t have to surpass it. We could pressure Alex the whole race, but he did an excellent job, so hats off to him and Williams. They were quick this weekend and managed to stay ahead. It was the best we could have done, so I’m happy. Big thanks go to the team at the track and factory for reacting after Spa and giving us a more competitive package. We’ll put our heads down now and start focusing on Singapore.

Oscar Piastri

It was a difficult day with plenty of challenges. Firstly, it was great to lead my first Grand Prix laps, and the overall pace was encouraging today, but unfortunately, we were still lacking in straight-line speed to take the fight to Alex [Albon]. After the first stint, our race got a bit more complex and the incident with Lewis ended our chances of earning points. Lots to debrief on as a team, and we’ll aim to come back stronger in Singapore.

Andrea Stella

Our objective for the race was to finish with two cars in the points, which we only partly achieved. With Oscar, while we were in the issues, we had a collision with Lewis, which dropped him out of contention, needing to pit for a new front wing. Otherwise, I think we can be pleased with the pace shown by the MCL60 today. We were ready for more significant degradation and a more difficult race, but in reality, our degradation was manageable, and we were limited only by the capacity to overtake. This feels very encouraging, considering where we were in Spa two races ago. The team has worked very hard since the Belgian Grand Prix to address our issues quickly. They’ve done an excellent job, and parts were being delivered here until the last minute. So, well done to everyone, and now we look forward to Singapore, where we hope to be competitive.

McLaren Racing best pictures:

Oscar Piastri, McLaren MCL60

Oscar Piastri, McLaren, in the cockpit in the team’s garage

Oscar Piastri, McLaren MCL60, leaves the garage

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60, makes a pit stop

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60, stops outside of his pit garage

Oscar Piastri, McLaren MCL60, leaves the garage

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