E-sports, according to Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown, will soon be the beginning stage of preparation of young athletes for the race of the Grand Prix.
McLaren recently launched a new “fastest gamer”, which aims to attract riders on the simulators of Formula 1.
“I don’t understand how F1 teams can ignore the article and the audience it attracts, Mr brown said. – I would like to think that F1 teams will begin to organize something like this in the future.
It would be a platform for developing riders. Historically, this role was played by the go-kart, but it still attracts a narrow audience because of its high cost, so I think that computer games will be able to produce talent for Motorsport, because everyone can afford to do this.”
F1’s new owners, Liberty Media, already turned e-sports into the agenda as a possible source of profit.
“Race fit well into the cohort of computer sport, and should attract many fans – continued brown. – I consider such sports as another racing element in the ecosystem of McLaren.
I was asked whether the gamer to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car? Yes and no. To pilot the F1 car, you need to have defined anthropological characteristics, it is not necessary to be a gamer. And, of course, it is important to be in incredible physical shape.
I don’t exclude anything, because already there were precedents when the gamers have become great riders”.
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