Hospitalised F1 Fans Can Now Meet Their Heroes Through Robots – WTF1
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Hospitalised F1 Fans Can Now Meet Their Heroes Through Robots

We’re officially in the future! Flatscreen TVs with front-facing cameras were seen rolling through the Spanish paddock last weekend, allowing for hospital patients to meet with their favourite drivers and teams!ย 

The robots are part of a new fan-engagement initiative that aims to make the sport as accessible as possible for fans who are not able to attend in person. At the Spanish Grand Prix, the robots were given to four F1 fans who are all currently receiving treatment in different hospitals around the world.

The robot is controlled through their eyes and allows them to roam freely around the paddock!ย How cool isย that!ย 

One fan even got to have a chat with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen!

Another got to play football with Pierre Gasly and former FC Barcelona player Eric Abidal!

If that isn’t a dream come true, I don’t know what is!

With virtual fans now rolling around the F1 paddock, we can’t wait to see what comes next!

Featured image and more information available via https://awabot.com/en/f1-telepresence-robot-spanish-grand-prix/

One thought on “Hospitalised F1 Fans Can Now Meet Their Heroes Through Robots

  • Looks like the episode from Big Bang Theory. Very cool for F1 to do this.

    Sadly these feel good stories are often overlooked.

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