The fallout from Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge season ending First Responder 175 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continued on Tuesday with McLaren’s Lando Norris calling defending Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud selfish.
Speaking to ESPN F1 Norris said that during a time when it is the only form of racing available to driver and for fans to watch that esports in more than a game and he feels that in a few weeks and incident like the one on Saturday could have real life consequences.
Norris said that he felt disappointed that some drivers in Saturday’s race just didn’t care about it and that it has become serious business with sponsors involved who are being represented through iRacing.
Norris went on to say that although it is in the virtual world he would expect drivers who having Racing in the real world to act and behave in a professional way. The Englishman also mentioned the fact that the races were broadcast live on NBC Sports in the US and Sky Sports F1HD in the UK.