Man City’s Erling Haaland, John Stones and Stefan Ortega take on pro racing driver in hilarious video

The three players put their reaction times to the test against Nissan Formula E Team driver, Norman Nato.

This action-packed footage shows Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, John Stones and Stefan Ortega putting their reaction times to the test – against a professional racing driver.

The footballers went up against Nissan Formula E Team supremo Norman Nato in a timed ‘Batak’ challenge – hitting as many flashing targets as they could. Each star had 30 seconds to tap out as many lights as possible. However, it was Nato who took pole position with a score of 51, pipping Stones (on 50) to the top spot, ahead of Ortega (45) and Haaland (42).

City and England defender Stones said: “I was pleased, to be fair. I would have liked to have got one more. But it’s not easy, we had a little practice go and I did better than that, and I beat Stef, so I’m happy.”

John Stones takes part in the reaction test Credit: Tom Maddick/ SWNS

Nissan Formula E Team driver Norman Nato said: “It’s fun to test myself against the Manchester City players. Having fast reactions is so important in top level sport, so it’s an interesting comparison and I’m delighted with the result.”

The sporting crossover came after research found 37% of Brits believe there are certain sports or activities where they could genuinely compete with a professional.

The poll of 2,000 adults found of those who think they could mix with a top-level athlete, a staggering 68 % think they could compete professionally as a footballer. And 15 % believe they could blast a penalty past a Premier League goalkeeper ‘with ease’.