Liberty Media has taken the covers off its latest project introducing F1 Fantasy for fans to play throughout the remainder of the season.
The free-to-play game consists of players owning 100 million fictional funds in order to draft five drivers and one constructor. Points are compiled from every driver’s real-life performances at each Grand Prix during the remainder of the Formula 1 season. The overall aim of the game is to score the most points against other players by drafting your best driver and constructor line up using your $100 million.
Formula One’s partnership with worldwide leading internet fantasy gaming website PlayON was announced prior to the launch of F1 Fantasy which has been labelled “coming soon” on the official Formula 1 website since the Australian Grand Prix in March. PlayON is an international sports entertainment company with registered customers from over 100 countries.
Formula 1’s new partnership with PlayON is significant as Formula One Management became an equity shareholder of the PlayON company with an evaluation of £30m. This marks the first time Formula 1 has taken an equity stake in an external company.
Fans have the chance to win fantastic prizes from Formula 1 Experiences for having the best overall score at the end of the year. The overall winner receives Paddock Club tickets to a personal choice of Grand Prix in 2019. The runner-up gets a choice of Grandstand tickets with Paddock Club tours to a selected Grand Prix in 2019 while the third place winner receives a free year’s subscription to F1 TV Pro – which is released for the Spanish Grand Prix onwards later in May.
The first official round of F1 Fantasy kicks off at next weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship.
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