Lando Norris’s less than subtle jab at Daniel Ricciardo as the McLaren driver says fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri is pushing him harder ahead of Miami GP

McLaren’s Lando Norris has fired a shot at former teammate Daniel Ricciardo by declaring his replacement and fellow Australian Oscar Piastri was pushing him harder. Norris and Piastri will be looking for better results at the Miami GP starting at 5.30am Monday AEST after a sluggish start to the season. Piastri was poached by the team to replace his compatriot despite having spent a year on the sidelines as Alpine’s reserve driver, with his three junior championships making him an attractive proposition notwithstanding his lack of F1 experience. Norris and Piastri are among the most closely matched teammates on the grid. The margin arguably flatters Piastri given he’s outqualified Norris only once this year, at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. However Norris said the tight margins showed that the young Aussie was pushing him harder than Ricciardo did during his two-year stint at McLaren.

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