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Two lucky Winners of JA on F1 simulator driving competition announced
Posted By: James Allen  |  01 Nov 2011   |  7:42 am GMT  |  10 comments

We have been running a competition which will give two JA on F1 readers the chance to experience a 3 hour in-depth driving session on a real state of the art driving simulator, with coaching from Darren Turner, who has over 10 years experience of F1 simulator design.

Turner is an experienced racer who now runs Base Performance Simulators in Banbury. He has become an expert on F1 simulators. 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.

The session with Darren will take place on November 9 at BPS and we will cover it on JA on F1, showing how the winners got on.

Travel is at the winners’ own expense, but there were no entry restrictions in terms of where readers live. As long as the winners can guarantee to BPS they can get themselves to Banbury on that date, the prize is theirs.

We’ve had a fantastic response with almost 400 people entering the competition.

The winners, picked at random from those who answered the question correctly are:

Joe Consiglio

Sean Craddock

Both have been informed.

Thanks for taking part and watch out for content showing how they got on at BPS.

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For those for you wanting to have a go in a “as near to F1” simulator then get yourselves down to the Grand pier at Weston-Super-Mare.

Thay have a pair of 120K Cruden Hexatec full motion sims installed as used by a lot of F1 teams. Ok the software modeling may not be as accurate as a current F1 team but its a good experience.


what was the answer to the question please james


Number 3


Congrats to the winners, I’m very jealous ! Would have loved to give this a go.


I suspect it is more realistic that F1 2011. Unless I am the greatest unearthed talent in F1 history, having won first time out in a Williams, the BPS simulator is likely to be more accurate.


one thing that interests me greatly on the F1 Simulators used by teams is whether they are just standalone (i.e 1 driver on track), or whether they use it with AI driven cars to hone their racing skills/see how the car engineering changes react to following another car etc?

I doubt they have other cars on track, but just wondering.


Adding to this, do the teams put both drivers together to do a full race simulation?


Good to hear you on Talk Sport this morning James!


THanks I enjoyed it



do you still take part on that show with Andy goldstein and Eddie Irvine had last year?

I must admit since you kindly got me on there, I havent been able to listen to talksport on Sunday evenings? It was always interesting as Eddie was never short of an opinion as you know 😉

Hope you’re well.




No, that show doesn’t run this year.

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