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McLaren signs gamer as its new simulator driver

A 25-year-old professional gamer has been handed the role of simulator driver for the McLaren Formula 1 team, following a recent eSports competition. World's Fastest Gamer was a competition organised by McLaren to find the best virtual racing driver, with the ultimate prize of becoming their simulator driver and helping to develop their F1 cars. Rudy van Buren, a sales manager from Lelystad in the Netherlands, fought off more than 30,000 competitiors to win the crown, coming out on top in an exacting four-hour final assessment using McLaren’s state-of-the-art F1 simulator, beating fellow countryman Freek Schothorst, a 20-year-old science, business and...
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