Golfer Rory McIIroy has invested in the world of fast cars.
The Northern Irishman’s investment in the F1 team Alpine was announced ahead of the US Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
“Sports stars are becoming more savvy and really trying to use their money in the right way,” he said.
McIIroy revealed that he’s a longtime fan of the sport that has seen a massive increase in support since the release of the Netflix series Drive To Survive.
“It’s a great opportunity, I’ve always been a big fan of F1. There has been quite a bit of Northern Irish/Irish connection there with Eddie Jordan and Eddie Irvine back in the day. It’s always been something I followed.”
He said he’s invested in a few things recently, but F1 has “got more of a story and a journey” than other sport investment opportunities.
“F1 as a whole they do it so well. Gold could learn quite a bit from F1 in terms of some of the set-up stuff and how they do things.”
On the subject of investing in sports, the 34-year-old also revealed that he was approached by other golfers who invested in the football club Leeds United.
“They asked me if I wanted to come on board and I was like, as a Man Utd fan, can’t go anywhere near that.”
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