F1: Norris visits Goldman Sacks who enters F1 with McLaren

Formula 1 driver Lando Norris paid a visit to Goldman Sachs’ lower Manhattan headquarters this week amid news of the bank and racing company’s new partnership, and put his skills on display in an F1 simulator.

The six-time podium finisher jetted to New York on Sunday evening almost immediately after the Canadian Grand Prix.

“Lando said if he didn’t become an F1 driver he would have wanted to be a golfer,” at the meeting.

“He also said his biggest fear is leaving his passport at home before a race.”

McLaren’s Lando Norris visited Goldman Sachs CEO David Soloman in New York City after the Canadian Grand Prix. Linkedin/ David Soloman

The race came less than two months after CEO David Solomon and Goldman Sachs’ Chief Marketing Officer Fiona Carter were spotted in the McLaren garage at the Miami Grand Prix.

“Lando did two laps on the simulator in the office. He was actually two seconds faster when he did a lap with one hand on the wheel,” the source added.

We’re told employees can try their hand at beating Norris’ lap time on the sim; however, it seems the next F1 champ likely won’t be coming from the Goldman office.

Norris showed employees at Goldman Sachs how it’s done in the simulator. Linkedin/ David Soloman

Norris’ visit to the US came amid news the financial institution is partnering with the British racing team under a “multi-year” deal.

The companies will use their “combined expertise” to “accelerate progress” towards McLaren’s sustainability goals, which includes reaching net zero by 2040.

It marks the bank’s first foray into Formula 1, and remains one of Goldman’s only sports sponsorships. They also sponsor golf pro Patrick Cantlay.

Goldman will have branding on the McLaren car starting at the British Grand Prix on July 3.

David Solomon (R) was spotted at the Canadian Grand Prix with McLaren CEO, Zak Brown. Linkedin/ David Soloman