Method One followers could have the possibility to be pushed round race circuits in supercars this season by the likes of McLaren’s double world champion Fernando Alonso and Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen.
The ‘Pirelli scorching laps’ programme, introduced on Wednesday, will begin on the Bahrain Grand Prix in early April and have at 9 different rounds of the 21-race championship.
McLaren, who’re owned largely by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, and Purple Bull’s new title sponsors Aston Martin have signed up already with different producers to be introduced quickly.
Followers could have the possibility to be pushed round by likes of Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen
Method One stated in a press release that Aston Martin would use their new V8 Vantage with Purple Bull’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Dutch driver Verstappen amongst these on the wheel.
McLaren will present a 720s supercar with drivers to incorporate Spaniard Alonso, Belgian staff mate Stoffel Vandoorne, Finland’s retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen and British reserve Lando Norris.
A bespoke storage will likely be offered for the programme, which can run particular competitions and promotions for followers to win rides in addition to catering for celebrities and visitors.
Main drivers have given occasional ‘taxi rides’ for visiting celebrities up to now, with four-times champion Lewis Hamilton taking Jamaican Olympic dash nice Usain Bolt across the U.S. Grand Prix circuit in a Mercedes final yr.
Lewis Hamilton took Usain Bolt across the U.S. Grand Prix circuit in a Mercedes final yr
There was no formal programme, nonetheless, involving most of the people and permitting the game’s producers to point out off their supercars.
Method One, which already has a two-seater race automotive ‘experiences’ programme for visitor VIPs and people who can afford it, didn’t say which grands prix would characteristic after Bahrain.
‘The as soon as in a lifetime expertise of being pushed at pace by a racing driver at iconic race circuits in dream vehicles is actually distinctive,’ stated Method One’s industrial managing director Sean Bratches in a press release.
‘We’re searching for to be fan first and that is yet one more instance of our efforts to that finish.’
The season begins in Australia on March 25.