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World’s Fastest Gamers compete for McLaren F1 role

McLaren’s next Formula 1 simulator driver could be a man who has never driven a car before, let alone competed on a real racetrack. The 12-man shortlist for the job includes a Danish doctor who races on an iPad, a 41-year-old French father of two and a 23-year-old employee of Britain’s Department of Work and Pensions – who holds only a provisional licence McLaren, the team of double world champion Fernando Alonso and past greats like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, are looking to tap talent from virtual racing to go faster in the real world. The finals of the “World’s Fastest Gamer” competition are playing out at McLaren’s Woking headquarters this week and the winner will...
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