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Formula 1® and The Dream VR Unite for a Revolutionary Fan Experience

December 5, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2018--Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, has reached a partnership agreement with pioneering virtual reality (VR) 360º providers The Dream VR. This will take the F1® fan viewership experience to the highest level with unique content of behind-the-scenes moments of a Formula 1 Grand Prix™ weekend.

Starting this December, fans around the world will be able to immerse themselves in a revolutionary 360° digital interactive entertainment. The Dream VR will offer unprecedented access to Formula 1® events to its more than 3 million users in more than 180 countries.

Thanks to the new F1® VR and 360º channel, available on any device compatible with The Dream VR app (TV, Apple TV, mobile devices, and VR headsets), fans will be able to share in the excitement of the starting grid, podium celebrations and the Pirelli Hot Laps. They will also be able to ‘walk’ along the paddock, enter exclusive hospitality facilities, feel the adrenaline of a team garage and share the fans’ experience in the grandstand. The Dream VR is the only provider capable of broadcasting 360° and VR content using a multi-device platform.

The first experiences from the 2018 F1® season will become available before Christmas. Viewers will gain access to the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix™, including behind-the-scenes footage of Lewis Hamilton’s fifth world title celebration. More content from the Formula 1® 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be available soon, showing what pre-race nerves feel and look like. These engaging VR 360º experiences will be recorded at ten races next year and all content will be available at the F1® channel of The Dream VR app.

For more information visit the webpage  www.thedreamvr.com@F1 MediaSmart TV 360 The Dream VR

Download the APP using the following links: Mobiles: AppleStore:  http://apple.co/2i94Blr Google Play:  http://bit.ly/2j8OaCp VR Platforms: Oculus:  http://ocul.us/2nXK1US Daydream:  https://goo.gl/wmmdVN SMART TVs: Samsung Smart TV:  https://goo.gl/lMt9kF

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CONTACT: Norman Howell, Director of Communications, Formula 1

E:nhowell@f1.com

M: +44 (0)7920 181 929Formula 1 Press Office

E:f1media@f1.com

T: @f1mediaEdelman Press Office

E:Formula1@edelman.comMedia Inquiries:

Diana Carolina Gordillo, PR Manager

E:contact@thedreamvr.com/

diana.gordillocuartas@gmail.com

M: +1 954 478 0609Mónica Granado, Channel Manager

E:monica@thedreamvr.com

M: +34 600 305076

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SOURCE: Formula 1

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