McLaren Formula 1 team looking for World’s Fastest Gamer

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany crosses the finish line to win the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, southern Austria, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Valdrin Xemay, Pool Photo via AP)

(WCMH)– McLaren is looking to hire a new simulator drivers for their Formula 1 team, and all you have to do is prove you’re the World’s Fastest Gamer.

The team has launched a competition with Logitech G, Darren Cox, GIVEMESPORT, and Sparco.

The goal of the competition is to put the top gamers in the world up against each other to find the best of the best.

Six top competitors will be picked by gaming and Formula 1 experts to join the official competition. Then qualifying events this summer will knock that down to four finalists.

Those finalists will advance to the grand final this fall. Held at McLaren Technology Centre, the candidates will have to prove why they deserve the position.

Not only will they race against each other, candidates will also  have to demonstrate their knowledge of engineering, ability to work in a team environment, and the desired mental and physical strengths this type of role needs.

The winner gets a one-year contract with McLaren as an official simulator driver. They will then work with engineers around the world, at McLaren Technology Centre and at grand prix circuits, to improve real-world machinery.

If you don’t want to compete, but just want to check out the competition, the company will be setting up a dedicated YouTube channel to keep viewers up to date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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