Former F1 world champion Damon Hill reckons there aren’t any transferrable abilities from the game to golf. The previous driver was requested this query in a phase of the F1 Nation podcast, as many F1 drivers have been taking on folf as a pastime.
Lando Norris is without doubt one of the extra outstanding drivers who takes up golf typically in breaks between the season. The McLaren driver has been seen enjoying golf with fellow driver Carlos Sainz and former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
Hill, although, termed golf a ‘terrible irritating’ sport, including that no abilities from F1 are wanted within the sport.
“I can completely say with full certainty that there aren’t any abilities transferable from driving a automotive to golf,” mentioned Hill. “It’s the most terrible irritating sport, however Lando Norris has acquired a beautiful swing. I’ve seen him swinging the ball a couple of occasions, and Carlos Sainz is superb.”
One of many visitors on the podcast, Rycard Rydell, former BTC champion feels there could possibly be a couple of similarities on the psychological facet of issues.
Within the race, an F1 driver can’t afford to assume going into the gravel, and in golf, one can’t consider placing the ball within the water. He mentioned:
“There’s something to say concerning the psychological facet once you’re standing there and attempting to sizzling off the tee, and you’ve got water on the fitting hand facet. You assume, do not go within the water, do not go within the water, and naturally it goes within the water. It is somewhat little bit of the identical in racing. You may’t assume, “do not go off within the gravel”.”
“It is the incorrect strategy, so mentally the ‘Sure’, that you must have the constructive considering and seeing what you’re going to do. So mentally, for certain, it is a similar factor, however I agree, hitting a golf ball is totally completely different from racing a automotive.”
Damon Hill not optimistic of Mercedes’ possibilities at Singapore F1 GP
Whereas speaking concerning the prospects of Mercedes on the Singapore GP this weekend, Damon Hill did not sound too optimistic.
He mentioned that the automotive is ‘too simple’ on its tyres. Whereas that helped on some tracks like Silverstone, on tracks the place the observe temperature is decrease, this can be a downside. He mentioned: