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McLaren denies helping Mercedes with Norris radio call

May 2 McLaren's team boss has hit back at Dr Helmut Marko after the Red Bull official sarcastically criticised 'very sporting' behaviour to benefit Mercedes at Portimao. During qualifying, Lando Norris' engineer was heard to tell the British driver on the radio not to do Max Verstappen 'any favours' as the Red Bull driver closed in behind him. 'Very sporting on the part of the Mercedes management,' Marko told the Austrian broadcaster Servus TV afterwards, hinting at a link between the radio call and McLaren's relationship with its new engine supplier. Afterwards, Norris was asked about what ‘favours' his engineer had been talking about, and the 21-year-old replied: 'Just to keep him...
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