Lando Norris has revealed that tyre degradation was the main reason behind the McLaren star missing out on his maiden F1 victory.
Norris kept up with Max Verstappen for most of the Brazilian Grand Prix, only to drop off for the final final few laps.
“I’m not far behind for the first 10-15, 17 laps but that final phase,” Norris said. “I just drop off a bit too much.
“I don’t know if it’s just we’re a bit slower and I’m pushing a bit more to try to keep up, and then I pay the price or it’s just a little bit of our tyre degradation is not quite as good and we suffer in the slow speed quite a bit with the rears, and that’s where we struggle then with the lap time in the end.
“So, yeah, clear things to improve on, like I said yesterday, but still a very positive day for us.”