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McLaren says hardware issue ruined Norris pitstop

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says a cross-threaded wheelnut caused Lando Norris' slow pitstop that thwarted the Briton's run to a potential podium finish in the British Grand Prix. Norris was running third behind race leader Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton when he undertook his tyre change on lap 21. But the painfully slow stop knocked the McLaren driver down to sixth, just behind Alpine's Fernando Alonso but well adrift from future P3 man Valtteri Bottas behind whom Norris finished. "It was a hardware issue with a cross-threaded wheel nut, something that we hadn't seen in a long time," explained Seidl. "So we'll need to take some time to analyse what happened there, and...
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