Watch: Lando Norris has awkward encounter with a fly

Lando Norris' podium at the British GP was his sixth in F1 but his first at Silverstone.

Lando Norris delivered his best result of the 2023 season so far at the British Grand Prix last Sunday, as the McLaren driver claimed his first podium in front of his home crowd.

Norris claimed his sixth Formula 1 podium following a sensational display at the Silverstone International Circuit, after finishing second behind reigning World Champion Max Verstappen.

Staggeringly, Norris actually led the opening few laps of his home race after overtaking Verstappen on the run into Turn 1, following an excellent start to the race.

However, he was overtaken by Verstappen a few laps later, once DRS was enabled.

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Norris settled into the race in second brilliantly though and remained there for the remainder of the afternoon.

He did come under pressure from Lewis Hamilton late on following a Safety Car restart, which saw the Mercedes driver on the Soft compound whilst Norris was on the Hards.

Hamilton couldn’t find a way past his fellow native, who jokingly criticised McLaren after the race for fitting him with the Hard compound.

The 23-year-old was understandably delighted with his podium, which resulted in a huge roar from the British crowd.

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“Pretty insane,” Norris said in his post-race interview.

“Thanks to the whole team, they have done an amazing job. None of this would be possible without their hard work. They put me on hard tyres I don’t know why. They are still beginners in something!

“It was an amazing fight with Lewis, I made a few too many mistakes maybe. I did what I could. I brought the fight to Max for as long as possible. It’s a long lonely race when you’re in the middle but it’s amazing.

“The whole in-lap I was just trying to wave to everyone so thank you to all the British fans out here supporting all of us. We should have had P2, P3. Oscar [Piastri] did an amazing job and he would have been P3 without the Safety Car. The fans are amazing so a big thanks to all of them.”

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Norris’ most challenging moment of the British GP was seemingly whilst he was being asked questions in his post-race interview though, due to a pesky fly.

The McLaren driver comically tried to punch the insect, something which made his fans laugh on social media.

“Why is he punching a fly rather than just slapping it away like a normal person (2x laughing emoji),” F1troll captioned a video of Norris on Instagram.