McLaren Racing & Logitech G Challenge 2021

McLaren Racing and Logitech are pleased and proud to announce a new look to the G challenge eRacing competition in 2021. Two big names that strive for the future and progression.

When you look around the racing paddocks of the world McLaren are always there, a name that strikes passion and innovation into the heart of any racing fan. We are also seeing the brand in sim racing strive to top class events, series, and competition, it’s the Mclaren way. Along with that Logitech have been providing great sim racing peripherals to the sim racing community for many years and comes as no surprise that the partnership with McLaren continues in 2021.

Registration for the online qualifiers for the Logitech McLaren G Challenge 2021 is open now at LogitechGChallenge.com

Official press release

McLaren Racing and Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies, today announced a new look to the G Challenge eracing competition to excite racers and race fans around the world.

For motorsports enthusiasts and amateur drivers, the official 2021 Logitech McLaren G Challenge racing season will start on 1 July and will feature several new additions and challenges. The tournament will expand to include three divisions: Open Wheel; Stock Car; and Sports Car Racing. In this fourth year, G Challenge will be played on the iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione games and will culminate with the Grand Finale, 15 January 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

In celebration of this year’s new look, Logitech G and McLaren will host a celebrity Pro-Am race on 7 July, where celebrities will form two teams to compete in a Stock Car and Open Wheel race. American racing driver William Byron and McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris will captain and draft their respective teams. Additional celebrities include rapper, singer, and songwriter A$AP Ferg, Arrow McLaren SP racing driver, Felix Rosenqvist, American race car driver and NASCAR pit reporter, Parker Kligerman and Indianapolis 500 Champion from Brazil, Tony Kanaan.

Lindsey Eckhouse, Director, Licensing, eCommerce and esports, McLaren Racing, said:
“McLaren Racing embraced Logitech McLaren G Challenge as a way to keep racing fans entertained, but we quickly realized it was an opportunity to collaborate with Logitech G in an industry that continues to explode. G Challenge is in a class of its own, delivering an opportunity for amateur drivers and motorsports enthusiasts to compete and race like professionals. We look forward to another year of excitement and fun, building McLaren’s presence in this space.”
Jim Hoey, Head of G Challenge, Logitech G, said:
“The success of Logitech McLaren G Challenge 2020 was underscored by an effort to continue entertaining motorsport fans, even during the global pandemic. This year we will return with new formats, multiple game titles and a monthly schedule of broadcasted races that will continue to excite race fans around the world.”

 

About McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since then McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt and the Indianapolis 500 three times. McLaren Racing currently competes in Formula 1 globally and INDYCAR in the US.

The team is contesting the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, and in the 2021 INDYCAR Series with Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist. In 2022, McLaren Racing will enter a new category of motorsport when it enters a team into Extreme E, the innovative all-electric off-road racing series.

About Logitech G

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech International, is the global leader in PC and console gaming gear. Logitech G provides gamers of all levels with industry-leading keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads and simulation products such as wheels and flight sticks – made possible through innovative design, advanced technologies and a deep passion for gaming. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech G at logitechG.com, the company blog or @LogitechG.

Logitech and other Logitech marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Logitech Europe S.A and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the company’s website at logitech.com.

Registration for the online qualifiers for the Logitech McLaren G Challenge 2021 is open now at LogitechGChallenge.com

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