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Racing Unleashed 2021

Red Bull Ring Spielberg (AUT) - July 25 2021

Racing Unleashed is a virtual racing games which makes the gamers sweat.
On every raceday the sim racers have to prove their skills on a different circuit. This time on the Red Bull Ring. The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Austrian Grand Prix from 1970 to 1987. It was later shortened, rebuilt and renamed the A1-Ring. Since 2014 Formula One is racing again on the renewed and now called Red Bull Ring.

A new generation of high-tech racing simulators sets a new benchmark in the field of race simulation. They make the race not only a mental but also a physical challenge:
The tools of the pilots are not game consoles, keyboards and computer mouses like in classic E-sport. They are sitting in a racing simulator, using a steering wheel which they use to change gears, step on the gas and have a huge screen in front of them. The seats are made of carbon fiber and have an integrated ventilation system. Pilots have to handle the most advanced steering wheel in racing simulation. They have to push the pedals while fighting with physical forces created by a five-point seat belt system simulating acceleration and delay in the vehicle.
Big names which were earlier part of Formula 1 are closely related to this project: Race Commissar of Racing Unleashed is former Formula 1 pilot Andrea Montermini (ITA). CEO is Monisha Kaltenborn, former CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG.
In this area where reality and virtuality overlap a heterogeneous starting field arises consisting of E-Gamers and racing-car drivers – all competing against each other in the same virtual race in different European Racing Lounges