McLaren is “all in” into car racing eSports.
Last year, they partnered with Logitech to bring us the World’s Fastest Gamer contest and it was a great success. For 2018, McLaren is owning the whole thing and getting some partners involved including Logitech again for a second time as well as Sparco, HTC Vive and Alienware.
The competition will be open to drivers worldwide on a multitude of platforms and with games such as Forza Motorsport 7, iRacing, rFactor 2 and also Real Racing 3 on mobile devices.
The winner of the McLaren Shadow Project championship will get a seat in McLaren’s new F1 esports team and join their esports development programme. They will also win a truly unique motorsport experience, including attendance to F1 races, exclusive behind the scenes access to McLaren and a host of physical prizes such as gaming and race kit.
Qualifiers start in August and run through to the end of October. Come and use RaceSim1’s facility and equipment and participate in the contest!
- August: iRacing, Real Racing 3
- September: iRacing, rFactor2, Real Racing 3
- October: iRacing, rFactor2, Forza, Real Racing 3
- November: Semi-finals/Amateur finals
- January: 2019 Finals
Read all about the McLaren Shadow Project here.