Lando Norris fires Mercedes accusation as he says Lewis Hamilton is a whinger

McLaren driver Lando Norris has finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton at the last three races.

Lando Norris fired a series of odd digs at Lewis Hamilton after the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, where the McLaren driver finished second for the second race in a row.

Norris enjoyed an excellent weekend at the Hungaroring which ended with another podium, adding to his slowly growing collection.

The Briton started in third but was overtaken by team-mate Oscar Piastri; however, Norris remained in P3 as he overtook pole sitter Hamilton.

Hamilton started on pole but tumbled to fourth on the opening lap, a position he went on to finish in.

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The McLaren driver went on to overtake his team-mate at the opening round of pit-stops, promoting him to second.

Norris discussed the seven-time World Champion in the post-race press conference when discussing McLaren’s struggles at the start of the year, and how the 38-year-old has never raced at the back.

“Yesterday [Saturday], Lewis complained of how tough it was finishing outside first position,” Norris said in the post-race press conference. 

“Try racing in 19th and 20th. He’s never done that in his life. So that’s the only thing that Lewis hasn’t done in Formula 1.”

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Hamilton discussed throughout the Hungarian GP how impressed he was by McLaren and how they were perhaps even stronger than Mercedes.

Norris though, was quick to note that Hamilton still has a “pretty good” car and that he simply “complains a lot”.

“Mercedes were on pole here last year, and their car has been pretty good,” he said. 

“I know Lewis complains a lot of how amazing our car is and how bad theirs is, but they don’t have a bad car. 

“And they haven’t all season…”

Norris has now finished ahead of Hamilton at three consecutive races, something which certainly shows how strong McLaren have become.

The 23-year-old was “surprised” though, about where the veteran chose to position his car on the opening lap when Norris went past.

“Lewis stayed ahead [at the first corner], which was frustrating,” Norris said. “But then I managed to stay on the outside.

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“I was a bit surprised, I would have thought he’d run me a bit wider, but he didn’t. It was close, I’m sure he was still trying, but it’s very easy to lock up into Turn 2.

“And it worked out, so I think that saved our race today. If I didn’t get past Lewis there, I don’t think I would have overtaken him today because their race pace was very strong.

“Their general pace was very strong, I just think they didn’t execute a very good race, and that overtake made me get a podium.”