Before the launch of the first Formula 1 race in the history of the Kingdom in Jeddah next December, with the global sponsorship of Saudi Aramco, fans of the sport and lovers of speed and challenge will be able to test their skills through simulators of Formula 1 auto provided by the company in a series of shopping malls in Dhahran, Riyadh and Jeddah.
This event is part of a group of interactive activities implemented by Saudi Aramco as an extension of its global partnership with Formula 1, announced in March 2020, with the aim of sharing its experiences and the latest technologies to reduce emissions from engines. auto and improve its efficiency, as well as strengthen the company’s presence through one of the largest and most important sports platforms, the most popular in the world.
The simulators will be available at the Dhahran Mall, Riyadh’s Al Nakheel Mall, Jeddah Park and the Mall of Arabia of Jeddah, from 24 November to 5 December, to offer the public the experience of virtually driving Formula 1 cars on the British circuit of Silverstone, which is one of the fastest circuits. .
Commenting on the event, Martin Whitaker, CEO of Saudi Motorsports Company, said: “Esports in general have experienced significant growth in recent years and technical development has made the virtual experience very close to reality. Therefore, simulators are used by Formula 1 drivers as part of their preparation for racing, in especially those organized on new routes.
The presence of these devices in the Kingdom represents a great opportunity for the public to experience the driving experience of auto of Formula 1 and learn more about this exciting sport, days before the Kingdom hosts a Formula 1 race for the first time in its history ”.
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