It appears McLaren will be holding an Esports competition to find the “fastest gamer in the world”. The said individual will actually be joining the F1 team eventually as a legitimate employee.
The competition is open to all “Virtual Racers” and the fastest amongst them will be getting a one year contract with McLaren as one of their Official Simulator Drivers. You can get more details on the selection process and the whole ordeal by clicking on the said link.
At first glance the n
ews seems pretty unbelievable and it is a terrific opportunity for any kid who growing up was fascinated by fast cars and motorsports , and it also goes to show how far has Esports come along.
Gone are the days when parents used to say that sitting in front of a TV screen mashing buttons would amount to anything.
Here is what McLaren technology Group Executive Director Zak Brown had to say :