Golf and Formula 1 come together in Vegas

Golf and Formula 1 will go hand in hand on November 14 in Las Vegas

by Andrea Gussoni
Golf and Formula 1 come together in Vegas
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Golf and Formula 1 will go hand in hand on November 14 in Las Vegas. On the occasion of the arrival of the queen category of motorsports to the American city, Netflix will hold its first event that can be seen live through its platform in its attempt to enter “the sports business,” as stated.

as Ted Sarandos, the company's co-CEO, acknowledged to the American media Front Office Sports.

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The Netflix Cup will be made up of professional golfers from the PGA Tour and Formula 1 drivers who are part of the documentaries 'Full Swing' and 'Drive to Survive', both produced by the American company.

Justin Thomas will be paired with Carlos Sainz, Rickie Fowler with Lando Norris, Collin Morikawa with Pierre Gasly and Max Homa with Alexander Albon. The Netflix Cup will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas Golf Club, a prestigious course located near the track where the Formula 1 race will be held.

The event will begin on Tuesday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m. local time (24:00 Spanish peninsular time on Wednesday the 15th) and will be accessible to all users who have an account. Formula 1,[1] in the acronym F1, in English Formula One and referred to in Italian as Formula One, is the highest category of open-wheel single-seater cars for circuit racing defined by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

The category was born in 1948 (replacing Formula A, which in turn was created only two years earlier, in 1946), then becoming global in character in the 1950 season. Initially defined by the International Sports Commission (CSI) of the International Automobile Association Recognized Clubs (AIACR), the forerunner association of the International Automobile Federation, today Formula 1 is regulated by the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) of the FIA.

The term "formula", present in the name, refers to a set of rules to which all participants, cars and drivers must adapt; they introduce a number of restrictions and specifications into cars, in order to avoid excessive technical disparities between cars, to place limits on their development and to reduce the risk of accidents.

Formula has had many changes throughout its history. For example, there were different types of engines, with layouts from four to sixteen cylinders and with displacements from 1.5 to 4.5 liters.