Watch: Fan drops phone directly on Lando Norris’ car

Lando Norris was surprised as a phone flew at him while he was driving his McLaren Formula 1 car.

A video has circulated on social media showing a fan accidently dropping their phone into McLaren’s pit box, whilst a pit-stop for Lando Norris is being completed.

Odd things occasionally occur during a pit-stop, like wheels being forgotten or a car being released too soon, but definitely not falling mobile devices.

This very thing appeared to happen at the British Grand Prix earlier in the year though, during qualifying according to the clip.

Instagram account theformulameme posted a video they discovered of a fan dropping their phone whilst Norris enters his pit box to return to the garage, with the original clip having been captioned: “My dad accidentally drops his phone on Lando Norris during qualifying.”

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The clip is quite literally of the phone being dropped, before McLaren pit crew can be seen walking over it with Norris’ tyres.

Given that the footage made its way onto social media, it can safely be assumed that the Woking-based team returned the mobile device to its presumably embarrassed user.

Back before the summer break, Norris went onto qualify second at his home event, before finishing in the same position during the race.

That P2 was followed up by another second-place finish at the following round in Hungary, where he was defeated by Max Verstappen again.

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His rostrum at the Hungarian Grand Prix had been his most recent podium until last weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix, where the 23-year-old secured his third P2 finish of the season.

Norris looked strong throughout last weekend at the Marina Bay Circuit and was in the fight for the victory with Carlos Sainz.

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It was his former team-mate who got the win though and became the first non-Red Bull driver to finish on the top step of the podium this season.

Norris gave it his all but had to prioritise defending second spot from George Russell in the closing stages, who was on significantly fresher and faster tyres.

It does mean the British driver’s wait for a maiden F1 victory goes on, although he’ll be hoping to be right in the mix again this weekend at the Japanese Grand Prix.