Lando Norris was among the laps that were allowed to return to the circle with the peloton before restarting the race in Abu Dhabi, overtaking Lewis Hamilton and the safety car. After the finish, the McLaren driver was confused by the actions of the FIA.
Lando Norris: “I’m not completely sure what the instructions were from the FIA. At first, we, the circulars, were not allowed to return to the circle. This could have influenced the decision of Mercedes and Lewis not to enter the pit stop. However, then the FIA suddenly changed their minds and gave instructions to let us go ahead.
I’m not sure how it would have ended if the decision had been different. “