Jenson Button wins F1 crown

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Button is congratulated by 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton (Image credit: Felix Heyder/EPA)

Our congratulations go out to British racing driver Jenson Button, who has won the Formula One world championship after a thrilling penultimate drive at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Button came from 14th on the grid to finish 4th after a series of daring passing moves, putting him beyond the reach of his nearest competitor in the driver’s championship ahead of the final race next week.

f1aWhile nothing can quite match the experience of driving an F1 car in the heat of a grand prix, here at erento we have something that comes close: the F1 Driving Simulator. The very best of these is a £48,000 unit (right) fitted with the very latest PRO ST responsive steering and pedal control system currently available.

The simulator is a full-sized reproduction of an F1 car, offering players an authentic driving seat position and a strong responsive steering system. A fully immersive triple-screen display allows the person in the hotseat to see around the corner, allowing them to attack the bends with maximum aggression and accuracy. The unit comes with a £1,900 paddle shift steering wheel with working rev lights and integral LCD screen, making the simulation as close-to-real as possible in a static model.

f1 simulator hire If the full-sized model is just a bit too large, the same supplier provides a range of smaller F1 simulator models. For example, the SF2-styled unit (left) is three quarter-sized, but it still squeezes in the responsive steering, true driving position, authentic race tyres and full in-car sound system, just like the full-sized unit. As with all the supplier’s F1 styled units, this one is fully brandable, with livery options on the shell and game customisation available as well.

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