The McLaren driver had appeared to be a robust contender to problem for pole place in Mexico Metropolis, after displaying some spectacular type in Friday apply.
However it all went wrong at the start of qualifying when his first banker run on medium tyres was aborted following an instruction from the pitwall.
That left him with every part to do on his ultimate effort, when there can be no margin for error because of how compact the complete subject has been this weekend.
However after shedding a while as he encountered Fernando Alonso’s spun Aston Martin at Flip 1, Norris then fumbled his lap as he did not preserve issues tidy.
And whereas he was not sure about why his opening lap had been known as off, he stated he took full duty for not having delivered when it mattered in that essential ultimate Q1 run.
“I acquired instructed to field for some motive, [but] the tempo was good,” Norris instructed Sky. “One thing clearly wasn’t proper, however that wasn’t an issue.
“I simply made some errors on my one lap that I had. Clearly there was a yellow in the long run from Fernando.
“So yeah, that one alternative, that one lap that I used to be given, I did not put it collectively. It went off and that was it.”
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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60
Norris defined that there had been no dialogue with the group about why he was known as into the pits earlier than the tip of his first run, however he was clear that even with that he ought to have gotten by.
“We rotated and went straight again out,” he stated in regards to the moments sat within the storage earlier than that ultimate run.
“We’ll talk about it after, however I had one lap and I did not do it. So it’s on me.”
Norris’s Q1 exit leaves him provisionally 18th on the grid, because of Logan Sargeant shedding his lap time for observe limits, plus Yuki Tsunoda being set to begin from the again of the grid for an engine change.