Children in the United Arab Emirates have connected to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi using digital methods as there were no fans on the race weekend in December.
The figures released today show that more than 25,000 have read the Junior Motorsport Book, which was distributed free of charge across the Emirates.
The 2020 event took place in mid-December, except for 600 Frontline Heroes who were invited to watch the racing action to watch their fantastic work throughout the year.
The Junior Motorsport Book is published annually and offers young fans who are enthusiastic about motorsport a wealth of information.
The 2020 book contains team and driver profiles, key stats and fantastic pictures. Junior fans can read an in-depth article on Lewis Hamilton describing his incredible journey from starting the sport to becoming a seven-time world champion.
Nine year old Lucas Herbert is one of the teenagers who really enjoyed reading the book.
“There is so much interesting information for kids in the Junior Motorsport Book and I particularly enjoyed reading about Lewis Hamilton’s career,” he said.
“I’m a huge F1 fan, it was great to be able to read profiles of the teams and drivers, and I also enjoyed looking at some of the brilliant photos. The section on traffic safety rules was also very helpful.
“I’ve told all of my friends about it and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the next issue.”
The Junior Motorsport Book also includes details on how aspiring young players can become part of YAS HEAT, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management’s esports racing team that competes against Red Bull, BMW and Williams in the V 10 R-League.
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