McLaren F1 star Lando Norris shows off golf skills in DP World Tour video

The British speedster likes to do a different type of driving in his downtime and the evidence says he’s impressive on the fairways too.

Formula 1 star Lando Norris is again being tipped for big things with McLaren when the new season gets underway in Bahrain at the weekend.

The 22-year-old from Bristol finished sixth in the Driver standings last season after four podium finishes and a pole position, and a breakthrough first Grand Prix win looks imminent.

But his sporting talent doesn't end there: it turns out the Brit is also a handy golfer.

Earlier this year Norris was spotted hanging out with Rory McIlroy and Open champion Collin Morikawa before the two Major winners battled for glory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links.

And now the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) has just released a video on their YouTube channel of Norris showing off his swing in a feature called 'Every club in the bag'.

Filmed on the range in Dubai, Norris starts with his 60 degree wedge which carries 82 yards and then works his way through the irons.

Watched by an instructor, he pings his pitching wedge 122 yards, carries his 8-iron 147 yards and fires his 6-iron 180 yards.

"When I get it right, it's not bad," says Norris as his 6-iron draws approval.

A smooth 4-iron floats 194 yards while he knocks his 3-wood 218 yards.

The driver? He catches it nicely, the ball carrying 241 yards.

There's plenty of room for improvement but his tempo and follow-through look impressive.

Previously known for spending his downtime gaming, Norris's new-found passion for golf recently drew a cheeky comment from his PR manager Charlotte Sefton.

"You went from a gamer to a retired old man in three months," she blasted.

Norris was quick to respond, saying: "Golf is not for old people. That's just what everyone thinks!"

Last year Norris and Spanish driver Carlo Sainz were spotted playing golf together ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.

Norris revealed on a 2020 Instagram post that he'd just had his first golf lesson.

"What ya think?" he asked after posting his swing in slow motion.

He's tightened it up since and McLaren bosses will hope they don't have the next Gareth Bale on their hands after the Welshman was accused of enjoying golf more than the sport which made him famous.

Then again, F1 has a tradition of producing super-keen golfers. Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost all fell in love with the game and it appears Norris has too.

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