How did Norris really fare on his F1 debut?

How did Norris really fare on his F1 debut?

Eighth on the grid but only 12th in the race - Lando Norris's mood after his Formula 1 debut had a strong air of "could do better". He needn't be disappointed, Australia provided plenty of evidence of what makes this rookie so special

The best in motorsport, in any sport for that matter, put enormous demands on themselves. "Good enough" is never good enough, expectations are sky high and no matter what pressure the outside world can put on them, it's nowhere near as intense as what comes from within an athlete's own head. It's why managing that expectation is central to sustained performance.

So it was no surprise to see Lando Norris, after what was a very accomplished debut grand prix weekend that included a stellar qualifying performance but a shot at a point or two lost to getting stuck behind the long-running Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi, a little downbeat after the race.

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