Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz to battle golf professionals

Ahead of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Netflix Cup will pit several Formula 1 drivers against pro golfers.

Netflix is set to venture into the realm of sports broadcasting as Formula One drivers gear up to face professional golfers in a thrilling competition across eight holes in Las Vegas. 

The Netflix Cup, a groundbreaking event, will witness renowned F1 talents Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris, and Carlos Sainz temporarily exchange their high-speed race cars for golf clubs. 

This captivating spectacle will coincide with the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, taking place from November 16 to 18.

The unique format of the Netflix Cup will see a convergence of two distinct sporting worlds as these elite athletes tee off alongside esteemed professional golfers, including Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, and Justin Thomas. 

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Each F1 driver will be paired with a golf pro, and the two athletes will form a team, competing collectively to achieve a combined score.

The setting for this extraordinary event is the Wynn Golf Club at Wynn Las Vegas, the sole 18-hole golf course in the dazzling city of Las Vegas. 

With the backdrop of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, this unique showdown promises a blend of excitement and sportsmanship.

Netflix, renowned for its extensive content library, is breaking new ground by broadcasting the Netflix Cup live on November 14. 

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This marks a significant milestone for the streaming giant, as it enters the realm of live sports broadcasting, expanding its horizons beyond conventional content streaming. 

Notably, Netflix has already been associated with the sports world through its popular F1 documentary series, “Drive to Survive,” and its golf equivalent, “Full Swing.”

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While this collaboration between Formula One drivers and pro golfers promises a thrilling spectacle, it should be noted that the roles will not reverse, and the golfers will not be required to navigate F1 race cars around the demanding Las Vegas Strip Circuit, dashing the hopes of eager petrolheads.

Gabe Spitzer of Netflix expressed enthusiasm for this novel endeavour, stating, “We love to see how our sports series have brought increased fandom to sports leagues and competitions all over the world. 

“The Netflix Cup will take that energy to the next level with global stars from two popular hits competing in our first-ever live sports event.”