Norris gave fans an update himself and said he was unable to be 100% prepared for Sunday’s battle due to missing engineering sessions but said he was happy to bring home points.
McLaren released a statement on behalf of the driver that read: “Today was tough. I was feeling really unwell before the race as I’m suffering with tonsillitis, and that, in combination with the high temperatures, made this one of the hardest races I’ve ever done.
“I’ve been a bit on the backfoot this weekend as most of my energy has been spent fighting off this illness. I’ve had to miss a lot of engineering sessions, which has compromised my weekend, and I definitely wasn’t as prepared for the Grand Prix as I could have been.
“With that in mind, I’m really pleased to have come out of the race with decent points for the team.”