Join us and Xbox Playdates for the 2019 F1 season and you could win big

Can you feel it? The rumbling sounds of engines, the smell of gasoline and more drama than a season of Game of Thrones – the F1 season is about to kick off tomorrow. If you’re excited as we are then you would have followed every bit of detail, from the winter testing through to the launch that took place in Melbourne yesterday. There is just nothing else like Formula 1 and, in collaboration with Xbox Playdates ZA, we’re going to host another fantastic F1 Xbox PlayDates season.

How does this work?

First of all you need to be aware that we run these event evenings on the Xbox One. If you own a copy of F1 2018 (hint: it’s on the Game Pass service), you’re welcome to join us every Friday evening that ties in with an F1 race weekend at 9 pm. In other words, the first race kicks off tomorrow night to tie in with the Australian race on the calendar. The race setup works as follows and lasts just over an hour:

Total number of races: 3

Race 1 = 5 laps, Collisions off, Damage off.
Race 2 = 5 laps, Collisions on, Damage off.
Race 3 = 25%, Collisions on, Damage on.

Should you crash out then it’s bad luck. There are no restarts, as in the real world of F1. Points are awarded, as you would expect in an F1 season, but it’s there purely for bragging rights.

If you’re keen to check it out before taking part, there will be streams live on Mixer on the evenings.

Uhmm… I just want to know how I can win things?

To win you need to participate in these Friday evening events, by taking part in at least five races over the 2019 season. It’s as simple as that. Should you play a minimum of five races you’ll be entered into the lucky draw where you can win a Thrustmaster steering wheel (thanks to Megarom Interactive) and a locally produced G-Force Sim racing chair, which takes place after the last race at the end of this season. Glenn Alexander (Xbox Playdates ZA host) will stream the draw live. So, don’t worry if you’re a bit of a n00b, there are players from all walks of life and the overall intention is to have fun. Leave the serious you at the door.

Here is our prize winner from last year enjoying a game of F1 2018. This year it could be you.

That is one amazing prize (especially if you’re a racing fan), but there will be several other games up for grabs on that same evening, thanks to Apex Interactive.

How do I get started?

Add Glenn Alexander (GlennZA) or myself (dawid22) to your list of friends on the Xbox One and we’ll send you an invite as soon as we see that you’ve started up the game on the evening. Should you not hear anything, be sure to send either of us a message via Xbox Live.

If you have any other questions, be sure to ask us in the comments, social media or message us on Xbox Live.

Again, a huge thanks to our sponsors, Megarom Interactive (Thrustmaster), G-Force Sim (racing chair) and Apex Interactive (various games).

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