Lando Norris jokingly said “it’s about time” as Sergio Perez overtook him in the Drivers’ Championship with victory in Baku.

The Briton has been a real stand-out of the 2021 campaign, finishing no lower than P8 in the opening six races and collecting a pair of podium finishes.

After his P3 in Monaco, Norris was flying high, a fantastic P3 in the Drivers’ standings behind only Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

Of course, Norris’ new home of P4 after Baku remains a solid position, but it was “about time” Perez overtook him anyway.

“It’s about time,” he said with a smile when reporters asked about him being overtaken by Perez.

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