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McLaren: Norris engine failure in Eifel GP 'same issue' as in Spa

McLaren says the engine failure that sidelined Lando Norris in Sunday's Eifel GP was the same issue suffered by Carlos Sainz at Spa earlier this year. Norris was enjoying a solid drive at the Nürburgring, running as high as third when the Briton reported a sudden loss of power. The McLaren pitwall responded by urging its driver to follow a 'Default 03' command to exit the engine's protection mode, to no avail unfortunately as Norris frantically repeated the order, later joking that he had gotten cramps from pressing the buttons so many times. Unable to override the power unit's protection mode, the McLaren driver was left with no other choice but to park his car, its rear bodywork slowly...
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