Lando Norris Twitter hack hits Daniel Ricciardo near his home: F1 2021 news
Daniel Ricciardo was the unsuspecting victim of Lando Norris’ prank as Australian McLaren’s teammate took advantage of an opening.
Well done, Lando Norris.
Daniel Ricciardo is known as one of the pranksters on the F1 grid, but the Australian met his match in the form of his teammate McLaren.
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Norris hacked into Ricciardo’s social media account while he was not watching and fans knew something was wrong after a strange tweet appeared under the 32-year-old’s name.
“Besides being beaten 5-0 by Lando in table tennis, he’s taught me so much this year, especially in the high-speed corners,” the tweet read. “Awesome. He has big cojones. Something I don’t have.
It didn’t take long for Ricciardo to figure out who was to blame as Norris’ smile betrayed him.
The jab on the “high speed corners” may have hit Ricciardo a little too close. That part of his driving came under scrutiny this year after a miserable start to his career at McLaren, which he joined after dropping out of Renault after two disappointing seasons.
His problems with braking and braking in the corners were highlighted by F1 experts as Ricciardo struggled to adjust to his new car, constantly overtaken by Norris. McLaren Race Director Andrea Stella last month revealed that the MCL35M’s unique aerodynamic characteristics have been difficult for the West Australian to adapt, especially when it comes to the corners.
“I think it’s no secret that our car is good in high speed corners for example. It might not be the best car when you have to go at high speed around a bend, as another example, ”said Stella.
“As we try to adjust some of the characteristics to make the ride a little more natural, at the same time the most important thing is to provide aerodynamic efficiency.
“He’s (Ricciardo) a driver who likes to go speed in the corner, not necessarily attack the braking, as much as our car demands.”
But the dark moments of his debut season with McLaren were swept away when Ricciardo won the last grand prix in Italy. It was his first victory in three years – the last with Red Bull in 2018 – and the eighth of his career.
It was also McLaren’s first racing victory since 2012 and the first one-two since the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix, as Norris crossed the finish line in second at Monza.