English MPs have a go at F1 2013
Formula 1, video game and politicians are three words you would expect to be used together, but after Codemasters brought F1 2013 to the Houses of Parliament for a friendly competition it seems to be all the rage.
For the friendly competition various members of the English parliament attempted to set the fastest lap time at Monza. The competition was dubbed F1 2013 MPs’ GP. For the event, the PC version of the game used and to make racing feel as real as possible MP were strapped into a Vesaro advance simulation rig, complete with hydraulic movement and its “Buttkicker” tactile feedback system.
There were MPs from each of the three main parties: Conservative Party, Liberal Democrats and Labour. The winner of the day was Mark Spencer, Conservative, MP for Sherwood with a lap time of 1’40.012. Second place went to Gavin Barwell, Conservative, MP for Croydon Central with a time of 1’43.207 and Karl McCartney, Conservative, MP for Lincoln, was third with a time or 1’44.027.
The Conservative Party dominated the top 10 with only one other party, Liberal Democrats getting into the top 10 with 8th place. For those wondering the highest placed Labour MP was Gerry Sutcliffe, MP for Bradford South with a time of 2’12.826 which gave him 13th place.
Mark Spenser seemed please with his performance as he tweeted about the event.
— MarkSpencerMP (@MarkSpencerMP) September 11, 2013
If you want to see some racing action, here is a hotlap of the Singapore GP.
F1 2013 is published by Codemasters and will be released on October 4th for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.
Author: Aaron Meehan
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