McLaren to select its next F1 sim-driver from gaming contest

The McLaren Formula One team is looking to hire a new dedicated simulator driver, and it’s turning to video games for help. McLaren and Logitech announced a contest today called “World’s Fastest Gamer,” the winner of which will be offered a one-year contract to work with the F1 team.

…McLaren created the contest with help from Darren Cox — the man behind Nissan’s GT Academy, a similar video game-to-track program…

That’s a pretty sweet gig for being good at sim-racing. The GT Academy series was pretty interesting to watch and with a personal affinity for F1 I’m keen to see how this develops.

Source: McLaren’s F1 team is using video games to hire its next sim driver – The Verge

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