The all-new E-Grand Prix activation is giving fans the chance to get behind the wheel and race each other for victory in a Formula 1® gaming experience.
Proudly developed by RMIT University and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC), the transportable activation features four Formula 1® racing simulators, a large format viewing screen, a podium photo opportunity and the chance to win unique Formula 1® experiences and prizes.
Welcoming those new to esports and enthusiasts, it will be the first time at the Australian Grand Prix that fans will be able to compete against each other in such a format.
Bringing participants closer to esports, a series of tournaments on the RMIT campus and across Melbourne encourages all participants to test their skills and compete for a place in the final competition held in the Versor Innovation and Tech Hub at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020.
AGPC General Manager - Motorsport, Entertainment and Industry, Craig Fletcher is excited to see the E-Grand Prix activation come to life as esports increasingly plays a significant role in the motorsport and entertainment industry.
“AGPC's partnership with RMIT focuses on bringing the innovation and technology of motorsport to the forefront and with esports’ rapid development and connection with motorsport from grassroots to the elite level, the E–Grand Prix activation is a fantastic opportunity to inspire even more people to be involved,” Fletcher said.
“The E-Grand Prix will travel around Melbourne before arriving at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, with participants having the chance win a range of event experiences including a hot lap in a two-seater Formula 1® car,” he continued.
Now in its fifth year, the partnership between RMIT and the AGPC has seen the two organisations regularly collaborating to provide student experiences and to showcase innovations and expertise across technology, engineering and design.
This year, the E-Grand Prix activation focuses on the rapidly developing esports industry, with a global audience of 454 million and a burgeoning global economy in excess of $1 billion.
Visitors to the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 can find the E-Grand Prix activation in the Versor Innovation and Tech Hub.
The hub highlights Victoria’s outstanding contribution to the automotive, defence, aviation and advanced manufacturing industries and is the ultimate learning hub for thousands of students, future innovators and entrepreneurs.
To find out where the E-Grand Prix will be in the lead up the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, please visit this link.
RMIT will also act as Education Partner for the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix in Hanoi between 3-5 May 2020.