Lando Norris annoyed at penalty, calls Sergio Perez move 'a bit stupid'

Lando Norris felt that he was denied second place at the Austrian Grand Prix because of the penalty he received after a fight with Sergio Perez early on the track.Red Bull's Perez was being defended by Norris at Turn 4. When Perez ran across the gravel, Norris was there to defend him. Although Perez was not in contact with Norris, the stewards gave Perez a five second penalty. This dropped Perez behind Valtteri bottas at the pit stops.Norris came third behind Bottas, race winner Max Verstappen and Bottas, but he was left wondering what could have been.Norris, who was third on the podium, stated that he was disappointed because it should have been second. Lap 1 was really just racing, I thought. He tried to run around the outside, which was quite stupid. I didn't push him and he ran off the track by himself."I am frustrated, but I'm happy with P3. It was a very fast pace.Sergio Perez ran across gravel during an early battle against Lando Norris. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty ImagesNorris also received two penalty points for his superlicence. He now has 10 points for the 12-month rolling period. Drivers are subject to a ban if they have more than 12 points in that time frame. However, Norris will be able to lose two penalty points prior the British Grand Prix in just two weeks.Norris expressed his frustration with Perez's actions in the TV media pen.He knows that there is gravel around the outside. Every other junior series is a reminder that if someone attempts to get around the outside but doesn't make a commitment to it, they end up in gravel."I didn’t even manage to squeeze him off. He should have known that he wouldn't get it if he understeered around the corner."I'm annoyed, it cost us P2. We had the pace. We had the pace. I would have preferred to be second, but not third. I'm just trying to cement myself."Just a little annoyed by that. It's Lap 1 and people are racing. He's tried something that didn't work.Norris was able keep up with Mercedes drivers throughout the race, and that puts McLaren in good stead for the future.He said, "We had a good pace and I was able to keep up with him a lot even in dirty air but not enough for me to get into DRS." "As soon I was within or close to one second, I began struggling too much."Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda at the end. It was nice to be there, and that we could race them. This was the first time in many years that the Mercedes and Red Bulls have actually been raced. We hope we can continue it next time."