An original documentary series following the fabled McLaren team's search for a new Formula 1 driver. McLaren are not scouting the karting tracks and lower racing series for raw talent, they've invited 12 of the world's fastest gamers, from the booming world of Esports, to their iconic facility in the UK. The winner immediately boards McLaren's private jet as he is whisked straight to Abu Dhabi to begin his new career in Formula 1...
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Eleven gamers arrive at McLaren HQ. They recreate the historic 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix where, in one of the all time greatest sporting performances - Ayrton Senna won despite a disintegrating car. Senna's original mechanic oversees the gamers' performance.
Tensions run high as the competition favourite fails to step up to Formula 1's uncompromising standards. This isn't a game anymore.
After a battery of physical and psychological tests 5 gamers are sent home. It's a tough call with 6 outstanding candidates and the decision goes to the wire.
The remaining 6 gamers race in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours. After a grueling 24 hours 2 will be selected to test in the McLaren simulator with an ultimate winner chosen from the high pressure session. The winner immediately boards McLaren's private jet.