Lando Norris Praises Michael Jordan’s Golf Buggies in Massive Dig at McLaren F1 Pace

Published 05/06/2022, 10:34 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 12: Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 walks in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 12, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

There is at least one more sport Lando Norris is passionate about, apart from Formula 1. And that is Golf! Lando took the time out to go play golf ahead of the Miami Grand Prix. But he liked it so much that he played for three days in a row with Dustin Johnson, an American professional golfer. They played on the NBA legend Michael Jordan’s course. It was here when Lando said the golf buggies are faster than the Mclaren.

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No one would compare a Formula 1 car to a golf buggy. Unless you’re a driver for Mclaren called Lando Norris. During an interview backstage at the Miami Grand Prix opening party, Norris took a hilariously brutal dig at the Mclaren.

Talking with the Mercedes driver George Russell he said, “So I played in Michael Jordan’s course and there the golf buggies are kinda limited mate, so when you go (mimics a fast golf buggy). It was faster than my car, you know.”

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 24, 2022 McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrates third place on the podium REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

He is talking about the race in Imola, in which he finished at P3. Not a poor result for the Brit, but that’s the F1 driver in Norris always expecting more. Norris drove a brilliant race at Imola and repeated the feat from last year’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

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But before the race in Miami, Lando is spending his days well on the golf course. At Jordan’s course, Lando played a 36. And if you ask a golf enthusiast, that’s a long game of golf. When asked how is he liking his time in Miami, Lando replied, “I’ve been loving it, golf courses are amazing here so.” 

Can Lando Norris get his first-ever race win in 2022?

Apart from the poor opening race, Lando has finished all his races in points. And he has also gained a position or two in the last three races, and finished the last one in P3. If Lando can keep up with this upward tick, we might see the first win of the career for the Brit.

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But that won’t be possible without improvements from Mclaren. And they are not the fastest car on the grid even after significant improvements. And they will need Imola-like performances to catch the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull.

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

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