Formula 1 support BBC Children in Need with F1® 23 sim racing tournament

Formula 1 has today announced it will be supporting BBC Children in Need through a national F1® 23 sim racing tournament that will offer competitors the chance to appear in a live television show later this year, as part of the BBC Children in Need Appeal, whilst raising funds for the charity.

Competitors will be invited to set their fastest, qualifying lap time around Silverstone on F1® 23, developed by EA SPORTS™, with the 50 fastest drivers from the tournament securing a spot in a ballot. Two competitors will then be selected at random and invited to race in a live show on BBC iPlayer and BBC Three, in November ahead of the BBC Children in Need Appeal.

BBC Children in Need, which is a charity supported by Formula 1, kicked off the tournament this weekend at the FORMULA 1 ARAMCO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, alongside a range of other fundraising activations, as the sport continues its work with charities to leave a legacy of positive change.

The tournament will continue at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (13-16 July) and will also appear at other events including CarFest (25-27 August), before visiting other sites across the UK this autumn, where on-screen talent, staff, and members of local communities will be invited to get involved.  

Participants in the challenge will be encouraged to donate to BBC Children in Need, with all proceeds going to support local charities and projects making a difference to young lives across the UK – something BBC Children in Need has been passionate about since its first television appeal in 1980, which continues to raise millions of pounds every year.