Lando Norris has given his assessment of where McLaren stand in the current F1 pecking order – and believes they are behind Alfa Romeo.
McLaren’s performance has been one of the least predictable aspects of the season so far, up and down like a yo-yo across the first five races.
Hopes were high after the unofficial Barcelona test. Then they suffered a nightmare official test in Bahrain due to brake problems and Daniel Ricciardo suffering from Covid, and McLaren finished 14th and 15th at the season-opening grand prix.
After that, things picked up for Norris in particular, finishing P7, P5 and an excellent P3 at Imola.