TeamVVV
Slot 1

Alan interviews Zak Brown to discuss McLaren's Worlds Fastest Gamer

Alan Boiston On November 16, 2017

This week sees the finals of McLarens World’s Fastest Gamer, the winner to be awarded a full-time job at McLaren as their official simulation F1 test driver. This is the first time an F1 team has opened itself up to a competition of this nature and yet another new avenue explored since the new McLaren boss Zak Brown took over in 2016.

Zak a keen fan of motorsport with a range of automotive experience and much regarded for his marketing skills, it has been clear to see this influence both with the introduction of the WFG and with McLaren’s 2017 entry into the Indy 500. I caught up with him to discuss the progress made on World’s Fastest Gamer. The changes in culture and potential for the team moving forward with a new Renault power unit and quite possibly the world’s fastest gamer powering their detailed simulation program.
 


In part 2 we’ll talk to a couple of the competitors and to the man behind this current venture; Darren Cox, along with a brief tour behind the scenes at the heritage of this great automotive brand. 
 

Related Articles

F1 Online: The Game hands-on

F1 Online: The Game hands-on

Codemasters’ foray into the glamorous world of F1 was a predictable one. Having developed a reigning...

VVV interview Race Pro's Henrik Roos

VVV interview Race Pro's Henrik Roos

Running up to the release of Race Pro earlier this year we welcomed a new racing developer taking on the...

VVV Interview NFS World Developers

VVV Interview NFS World Developers

This week the much anticipated Need For Speed World finally hit PC screens everywhere, the daring EA MMO...

Alan Boiston Interview's Sir Stirling Moss

Alan Boiston Interview's Sir Stirling Moss

With the release of Forza Motorsport 2 VVV’s Alan Boiston was given the privileged opportunity to interview...

VVV interviews Ken Block at Silverstone

VVV interviews Ken Block at Silverstone

With just a week until the launch of 'Colin McRae Dirt 2', Codemasters is pulling out all of the stops with...

Alan Boiston Interviews GRID Producer Clive Moody

Alan Boiston Interviews GRID Producer Clive Moody

It’s a not so sunny day in Warwickshire, however when VVV were invited along to see final code of Race...

Alan Boiston Interviews Mark Cale

Alan Boiston Interviews Mark Cale

Originally slated for release in the latter half of 2007 Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (not to be...

VVV Interview SBK Legend: Carl Fogarty

VVV Interview SBK Legend: Carl Fogarty

With the recent announcement that biking legend Carl Fogarty would make his gaming debut in the forthcoming...

Comments

Subscribe to our newsletter

Register Login Request A Page Facebook Login
Slot 6

Interviews

More Interviews
Slot 7

Lifestyle & Entertainment

More Lifestyle
Slot 8

Automotive Reviews

More Auto Gaming

Retro Gaming

More Retro Gaming