McLaren Set To Offer e-Gamer The Chance Of A Lifetime
McLaren F1 are set to offer an e-Gamer the chance of a lifetime if he or she can win their competition called the 'World's Fastest Gamer', truly innovative in the motor racing world.
As far as Formula One in concerned this season it hasn't exactly been a start to the year full of good headlines and results.
The team have so far picked up zero points leaving two time world champion Fernando Alonso and rookie Stephon Vandoorne scratching their heads at what to do.
Ferrari's simulator is an impressive bit of kit. Credit: Axis of Oversteer
Alonso will race this weekend at his home grand prix in Barcelona before heading over to America to compete in the Indy 500 and miss the Monaco gp.
However McLaren are ahead of all of their rivals in this latest innovation as the team will run a e-gaming competition across a range of racing platforms.
The winner of the 'World's Fastest Gamer' will win a one year contract to join the team as one of their official simulator drivers.
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Lewis Hamilton probably won't be entering the competition. PA Images
The new 'driver' will work alongside engineers at the UK's factory, and those at race weekends, to help test the car in the simulator and improve performance.
McLaren Technology Group Executive Director Zak Brown said, "'World's Fastest Gamer' really aims to democratise the process of finding the best virtual racer out there.
"The contest isn't limited to one platform or one game; we're very keen not to restrict access or entry for people, but rather welcome the worldwide gaming community, whether that's on mobile or on high-end simulator platforms.
"And the winner will genuinely be a key part of our team at McLaren. This is for real: we absolutely require additional support across our two simulator platforms, so the competition and the selection process will be rigorous, ruthless and compelling to watch."
The competition will take place on McLaren's YouTube channels and the final 10 will head to the team's Woking HQ to compete in the final for the awesome prize!
What a prize it will be!
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