Lando Norris has become one of the biggest names in Formula One over recent years as his enthusiastic and exciting racing style has brought something new to the sport. With the Australian Grand Prix set to take place between April 7-10, McLaren has teamed up with Alienware to bring an exciting opportunity.
From March 31 to April 13, withDefy Your Boundaries: Take the Wheelat Fortress Melbourne, everyday Australians will be able to complete in a state-of-the-art driving rig and take on the world’s best drivers' lap times.
Fortress CEO and Co-Founder John Satterley spoke on what this partnership means for the business and the exciting opportunity that it presents.
“Formula One is one of the most technologically advanced sports in the world and as younger drivers enter the grid, a love for games goes hand-in-hand with that," he said.
“We’re excited to tap into that passion withTake the Wheel. Fortress is the home for all gamers - and thanks to Alienware and McLaren Shadow, racing games and motorsport fans are a part of that.”
The event is set to give everyday people a chance to experience a small taste of what it’s like to race some of the fastest vehicles on the planet. There are set to be four state-of-the-art rigs set up with prizes available for the fastest lap times of each day.
If drivers are really wanting to test themselves you can even take on the hot lap time set by Lando Norris himself! The best part is entry is free and you won’t only get to experience state-of-the-art racing but some of Alienware’s newest tech also.
Adam Lee, Alienware’s General Manager of Australia and New Zealand also spoke on this opportunity.
“Alienware is proud to partner with the McLaren Shadow Team to bring you this local pro sim racing event, hosted by Fortress," he commented.
“McLaren Shadow exists to inspire gamers and our purpose at Alienware is to empower gamers to be who they want to be and pursue their passions without limitations, defying their boundaries.
“I can’t wait to see what Lando Norris can achieve on a state-of-the-art Alienware driving rig, and I am thrilled that racing fans can also see how they fare against one of the best racers today”
The rigs are custom built and harness the power of Alienware’s Aurora R13 gaming desktop as well as the 34-inch curved QD-OLED gaming monitor. The racing itself will take place usingF1® 2021 - The Official Video Gameon the Albert Park Circuit.
Ahead of the launch and the event, Fortress is running an online giveaway to those that wish to attend the hot lap in-venue. The details to register for the giveaway can be foundhere.