Lando Norris palmeiras? Yes! The pilot of McLaren at Formula 1 revealed, during a press conference this Thursday in Interlagos, the venue for the São Paulo GP, that he watched the match between Palmeiras and Botafogo for the Brazilian Championship, held this Wednesday, at the Nilton Santos stadium. The team from São Paulo, 11 times Brazilian champion, came from behind to beat the current leader of the Brasileirão.
The Brit, who attended Palmeiras games in 2021 and 2022 at Allianz Parque, was unable to attend the stadium for the São Paulo team’s dispute against the Rio team due to the fact that the game took place in Rio de Janeiro. But anyone who thought he stopped following the team led by controversial Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira is mistaken.
“Palmeiras beat the leader (of the championship) last night… It doesn’t matter, I don’t know the name. The other team was leading three to zero until halftime and Palmeiras came back well for the second half and won four three,” he told Motorsport.com.
After forgetting Botafogo’s name and giving a summary of the match, Norris still assessed Palmeiras’ ‘scenario’ in search of the national title and wished the Alviverde team good luck.
Yes, I watched the game! I have been supporting Palmeiras for the last three years, last year I was able to go to the stadium to watch the game and it was great. I haven’t been to many football games in my life, I’ve been to Palmeiras games more than any other. This has become a ‘tradition’ every time I come. Congratulations to them for yesterday, they left the fight for the title alive, so I hope they can do it,” added Lando.
Norris’ Palmeiras ‘invades’ Interlagos
But it wasn’t just for Norris that Palmeiras was present in the F1 paddock at Interlagos. Two of the team’s starting players were present this Thursday. Left-back Joaquín Piquerez, from Uruguay, and defender Gustavo Gómez, from Paraguay, presented Alpine drivers, Frenchmen Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, with a white team shirt.
Piquerez even spoke to the Motorsport.com: “It went really well [visitar o box da Alpine]… a new experience for us, so it was really cool. Now I’ve met Gasly and Ocon, so I want to wish you all the luck in the world for Sunday’s race.”
Check out the Formula 1 schedules in Interlagos:
|Free Training||Friday||11:30 am||Bandsports|
|Classification (For Sunday’s GP)||Friday||3pm||Bandsports|
|Sprint Race||Saturday||3:30 p.m.||Band and Bandsports|
|Sao Paulo GP||Sunday||2pm||band|
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|STRAIGHT FROM THE PADDOCK||Thursday||7pm|
|FREE FRIDAY||Friday||After classification|
|Q4||Saturday||After the sprint|
|PODIUM||Sunday||After the race|
|FINAL STRAIGHT||Monday||6:45 p.m.|
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