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Introducing… Challenge Lando!

March 27, 2020

Racer. Streamer. Challenger. Gamers, rise up.

While we await the start of the F1 season, we need something to keep up on our toes. Something exciting, and something competitive. How about racing the one and only Lando Norris in a brand new Esports event? Introducing #ChallengeLando!

On Sunday March 29 the McLaren star will be taking on a series of racing challenges on Codemasters F1 2019 game, and you could be among the racers battling him on track. All the action will be broadcast live here on on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch at 2000 GMT.

For each challenge win Lando will receive points towards a final score, with a total of 15 points up for grabs – but he will go into the event without knowing who he will be facing…

THE CHALLENGES

Challenge 1 – Pro-Am Race Off: An eight-minute race against a celebrity. Norris will face-off against a famous personality who has had at least 48 hours of prep time to get to grips with the game. The celebrity will also receive a headstart, with two points up for grabs for the F1 driver if he wins.

Challenge 2 – Young Pretender: In an 8 minute race, Lando will race against an up-and-coming junior on the Road to F1. The twist? They’ll both start at the back of a packed grid of AI racers. It’s three points if Norris manages to finish ahead of the junior racer.

Challenge 3 – Race Off / Face Off: In this hardcore contest, our F1 driver will face off against another pro-racer – either from F1 or another series – who fancies themselves as an Esports contender. Four points are up for grabs here.

Challenge 4 – Lando’s Challenge: The McLaren star will be taking on an epic challenge in the virtual world that has already been achieved in the real world – with members of the public taking up the rest of the grid. To be in with a chance of going up against Lando in this race, reply to this tweet with your Steam username…

Norris will have to start in 14th place at Suzuka and win the race, just as Ayrton Senna did in 1988 when he dropped from pole to P14 and had to fight his way back up to win the title.

Other amazing feats from that Japanese Grand Prix that Norris will aim for include being eighth by the end of Lap 2, in P4 by the end of Lap 4, and win the race by at least 13 seconds. He’ll get three points for winning and one point for achieving each of these other challenges.

So don’t forget to tune in, this Sunday at 2000 GMT, and see how Lando gets on!




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