Norris stayed away from the monitor on Thursday after experiencing a bout of meals poisoning, and the crew had Nyck de Vries ready on standby.
Nevertheless, Norris was in a position to drive on Friday, and took an encouraging fourth place in qualifying.
In Saturday’s dash, he slipped back to seventh, however he achieved the crew’s goal of dropping out solely to the vehicles of the highest three groups whereas additionally overtaking poleman Kevin Magnussen.
After the competition, Norris admitted that he didn’t really feel effectively once more, and he was excused media and different duties to assist make sure that he will likely be match sufficient to participate in Sunday’s most important race.
Seidl mentioned there was no signal that Norris’s efficiency was compromised within the dash.
“I am assured, after a very good relaxation once more in a single day, that he will likely be high-quality tomorrow,” he mentioned when requested by Autosport about Norris’s situation.
“I believe, if you happen to look again at what he pulled off and the way he was tackling the race at this time, how he was managing additionally the tyres to verify he was there when he wanted to be to make the transfer on Kevin, which was the aim for at this time, it did not appear that there was something lacking.”
Norris scored two useful factors for McLaren on a day when Alpine, the crew’s rival for fourth place within the constructors’ championship, suffered badly after Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon collided.
Daniel Ricciardo benefited from the conflict, transferring up from 14th to take 11th on the grid for Sunday’s most important occasion.
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36
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“Clearly we’re fairly completely satisfied after the dash at this time as a result of in the long run the aims we had for the day have been to complete as better of the vehicles behind the highest three groups,” mentioned Seidl.
“As a result of we have to acknowledge that, when the six vehicles of the highest three groups are doing the job they need to do, then they’re out of attain for us.
“So very pleased with scoring P7 with Lando, clearly a very good beginning place for tomorrow to attain good factors.
“The second goal was to maneuver ahead with Daniel, to get him in a greater place after a tough qualifying for combating for factors tomorrow. Each aims achieved, and subsequently very pleased with at this time’s consequence.
“After which in fact with the incidents on Alpine’s aspect it put us even in a greater place for tomorrow to attain good factors within the constructors’ championship in opposition to our most important competitor.”
Nevertheless, Seidl cautioned that Alpine might nonetheless be a risk, regardless of Ocon and Alonso beginning Sunday’s race from 17th and 18th respectively.
“I believe we have seen a number of instances this 12 months which you could by no means really feel protected as a result of Alpine have proven that they’ve excellent race tempo,” Seidl added.
“On the identical time, every part we’ve seen so removed from our automobile this weekend [means] we must be in a good condition as effectively tomorrow.
“However with the climate forecast that’s round something can occur so we’ll sort out the problem tomorrow as we all the time do, which is concentrate on ourselves.
“We’ll be sure that we execute a clear race after which hopefully we rating extra factors than Alpine with the intention to hold the battle alive for P4.”