Posted on November 29, 2013

Yesterday eight JA on F1 readers, the winners of our best ever competition, got the chance to drive the Mercedes F1 simulator at Brackley and to tour the factory in detail. It is all part of our mission to bring the fans closer to the sport, and you don’t get much closer than this, going into a restricted area of an F1 factory! It was a unique day; it’s unprecedented for an F1 team to throw open its simulator to outsiders. The lucky eight were: Alex Porazinski, Nathan Tague, Lucy Walhain, Stephen Singh, Daniel Burns, Patrick Charlton, Neil Donnell and More…

Posted on November 19, 2013

This weekend we launched the new limited edition JA on F1 2013 Yearbook, on which we are now taking pre-orders. It will be published and orders despatched on December 7. Now, for two days only, we have a special promotion: Anyone who has pre-ordered a copy of the book by Thursday 21 November will automatically be entered into a special draw to attend a unique day driving the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team simulator at the team’s Brackley headquarters (yes the actual one Hamilton and Rosberg use!), taking place on Thursday November 28th This opportunity comes to us thanks to More…

Posted on November 9, 2011

Two JA on F1 readers got the chance to experience a 3 hour in-depth driving session on a real state of the art driving simulator today with coaching from Darren Turner, who has over 10 years experience of F1 simulator design. Turner is an experienced racer and F1 test driver who now runs Base Performance Simulators in Banbury. He has become an expert on F1 simulators in particular. He did the initial development work on the McLaren simulator from 1999 to 2006 and has worked with two other F1 teams developing their simulators. Our two competition winners, Joe Consiglio and More…

Posted on August 26, 2011

This morning I had the chance to drive in the latest generation mobile simulator, which has been designed and built for Shell by ex Ferrari and Red Bull electronics chief Anton Stipinovitch. The simulator, based on a 2009 Ferrari chassis with 2011 electronics, is due to be launched publicly later today, but I had an early go this morning here at the circuit and it’s mind blowing. Stipinovitch’s company, All in Sports, is based in Modena and does a lot of work with Ferrari on their in house simulator. The new mobile version, which Shell plans to take to events More…

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