“When you’re in quail and you’re in Q3 and you have an opportunity to be P2 or P3, to score your best result in qualifying, you’re pushing. And when you’re going at such a high speed in a corner, misjudging it by this amount is, yeah.”
With a track like Imola, grid position is crucial with the circuit not lending itself to overtaking, with no room for error.
However, Norris remained optimistic that the team is making positive steps forward this season, improving on his ninth-placed start in 2020.
“I’m really happy, not with my job I’ve done, but with the team,” he added. “We didn’t start the weekend well at all.