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McLaren say future drivers will come from esports

The future of finding new talent for Formula 1 teams could lie in esports, according to McLaren, after a boom in sim racing. McLaren have been at the forefront of F1's dive into esports, having launched the Shadow Project, which tries to find sim racers with potential to drive for real in the future. Shadow Project evolved out of McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer competition, in 2017, won by Rudy van Buren. Van Buren has gone on to become the official simulator driver for McLaren's F1 team, and it seems that the simulated world and the real-life on-track action could become more intertwined in the years to come. "It's not the first rodeo for gamer to racing driver," McLaren director...
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