'We'll send you the bill' McLaren tell Norris after supercar crash

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Lando Norris was giving ex-Formula One driver Johnny Herbert a test drive when he crashed the supercar (AFP Photo/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC)
Lando Norris was giving ex-Formula One driver Johnny Herbert a test drive when he crashed the supercar (AFP Photo/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC)

Silverstone (United Kingdom) (AFP) - British rookie Lando Norris has been told to pay the repair bill after he crashed a McLaren supercar during a demonstration lap ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

The 19-year-old Englishman lost control of the car, valued at $250,000 (222,000 euros), in the fast Maggots and Becketts corners before spinning into a gravel trap.

He was giving former British Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert, now a pundit with Sky Sports television, a 'hot lap' of the resurfaced track when he went off.

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Herbert climbed out and attempted to lift the rear of the car out of the gravel without success before it was lifted out and towed clear by a rescue vehicle.

Norris's future with McLaren, in 2020, was confirmed by the team earlier in the week.

But on Friday, the team used Twitter to tell him: "We'll send you the bill". It was accompanied by winking mojo.

A spokesperson for McLaren said: "That’s what happens when you put two 19-year-olds together in a car and leave them to it…"

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