Norris was asked about McLaren's upcoming upgrade package, scheduled to launch in late April at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and whether it would truly act as a catalyst in propelling their season forward.
“The season started a while ago. I kind of hate when people say it, because it’s, you know… it’s the same for everyone. We should’ve been on it earlier and we weren’t.”
“I guess we’ve kind of tried to look at it from that perspective; we’ve been a bit unlucky before and today things just went our way a little bit more and we deserved to be [there]. But we have the upgrades, we have some things…
“I don’t want to get too excited about all of it because I wouldn’t say Baku is where it’s going to help us the most with all the slow speed corners, but at the same time it’s a step forward, I hope.
“The team have been working very hard back [at the factory] and here [at the track] to get everything ready for Baku, so yeah, thanks to the team; they’ve done a very good job, they’re pushing hard, they’re working hard, and a day like today shows it’s paying off.”