Lando Norris Over the Moon as England golfer Matt Fitzpatrick makes stunning breakthrough at US Open

Lando Norris is a man who loves golf. In recent years he has started to take an interest in the game and has spent time on the golf course when not driving F1. As an avid fan of the sport, the McLaren driver posted a message on social media congratulating English golfer Matt Fitzpatrick on his maiden US Open triumph.

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Fitzpatrick produced a late charge on the final day, birdieing two of his final five holes. On his way to victory he also became the first Englishman to win the US Open since 2013.

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Norris, being a keen observer of the sport, was delighted with his fellow Briton’s victory. He posted an Instagram Story saying, “Amazing to watch! Well-deserved ! Congratulations @mattfitz94.

The 22-year-old was spotted golfing at Augusta with McLaren CEO Zak Brown during the break from racing in Miami to Spain. Speaking like a true golf fan, Lando said: “Zak has played before, so he had a little advantage over me. But as a big fan of golf, everyone dreams of going to Augusta.

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The Briton could also be seen playing the sport with fellow racing drivers Carlos Sainz, Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc during their free time from F1.

Lando Norris looks back on a disappointing run in Canada

Norris has endured a frustrating week in Canada. After his struggles on Friday, the Briton only finished P14 in qualifying due to an issue with the PU. On Sunday, McLaren confirmed it had installed an old power unit which affected the result.

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Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022 McLaren’s Lando Norris speaks to the media before practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Speaking after a disappointing P15 finish, he said: “We were unlucky today in a lot of places, and we just didn’t have the pace to race and pass the people we wanted to race against. It was very difficult to pass in general and it hurt our pace. We just couldn’t get into the positions we wanted to be in.

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He was also stuck in a DRS train at the start of the race. And to add to his woes, a slow double stack in the pits cost him a huge amount of time. With a double in the points, Alpine is just behind McLaren with only 9 points separating the two.

So the British team have their work cut out for them as the season progresses. They hope to resolve their issues when Formula 1 moves to Silverstone next.