Piastri Enters Pitlane After Bizarre Issue

by | Oct 29, 2023 | Mclaren | 0 comments

Oscar Piastri was compelled to make an early pit stop before the Mexican Grand Prix due to an encounter with a piece of paper that got trapped in his McLaren’s undercarriage.

Starting the Mexican Grand Prix from seventh position, the McLaren driver confronted an atypical predicament prior to the commencement of the race.

En route to the grid preceding the race’s initiation, Piastri communicated to his crew that a paper had entangled itself in his car’s underbody subsequent to his accidentally driving over it.

“I believe a paper sign is ensnared in the floor,” Piastri communicated via the team radio. “I crossed over it, and it didn’t emerge.”

The team proficiently extricated the paper upon Piastri’s untimely reentry to the pits during the Mexican Grand Prix, facilitating his participation from the inception of the race.

Nevertheless, McLaren’s tribulations weren’t confined to this solitary episode during the weekend. Lando Norris secured the 20th position following a misfortunate qualifying round.

Attributable to Logan Sargeant’s ten-position grid demotion and Lance Stroll’s commencement from the pit lane, Norris inaugurated the race from the 17th slot. This presented a considerable challenge for the British contender.

Currently engaged in a competition with Mercedes and Ferrari for the second rank in the constructors’ championship, McLaren viewed Norris’s qualifying performance as less than optimal.

However, optimistically, with Piastri occupying the seventh slot, the squadron aspires to amass a substantial point tally, this occasion devoid of any interferences attributed to extraneous materials obstructing his vehicle’s undercarriage.

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