........ From next year, the agreement with Fanatec will be extended to include the supply of cockpits and seats for the simulators used in the next F1 Esports Series.
“If there’s one sport where simulators really give fans a taste of the real thing, then it’s Formula 1," said Adam Crothers, Head of Digital New Business at Formula 1. "Therefore it is vital to offer our fans a driving experience that is as realistic as possible and so we need partners who are at the cutting edge of technology and world leaders in their field. Fanatec is a perfect fit with this premise.”
Speaking of the deal, Thomas Jackermeier, CEO of Endor AG, said: “We are thrilled that the most popular motorsport series in the world is heavily investing into esports and will bring sim racing to a new level. Among all esports categories, racing is the only one which actually allows gamers to become better drivers in real life and perhaps even start a motorsport career. The Fanatec racing wheels developed for F1 Esports combine outstanding realism as well as the performance you need to compete with the best sim racers in the world.”