Why McLaren is encouraging Norris's team order angst

Lando Norris’s radio messages pushing back against team orders while chasing McLaren Formula 1 team-mate Oscar Piastri during the Qatar Grand Prix inevitably attracted attention given they had the air of mild insubordination. But team principal Andrea Stella has made it clear that he encourages his drivers to challenge team orders as part of the team’s decision-making protocol.Norris was instructed to hold position behind Piastri in the final stint, with McLaren securing its second-consecutive double-podium finish (its third if you include the Qatar sprint race won a day earlier by Piastri). But while Norris won’t have been delighted to finish…

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