Alun McIntyre from Scotland slid into the cockpit of an F1 car to experience the thrill of a day racing around one of the most prestigious circuits in Europe. As the winner of our free competition, he took part in the Hi-Tech F1-V8 Driving Course organised by AGS Formule1, the premier F1 driving experience in Europe. He also enjoyed three nights' stay in a 4-star hotel in nearby St Tropez! Check out the pictures and read what Alun had to say about this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
First thing I have to say is WOW! thank you so much to BOTB for an experience of a lifetime, the whole day was fantastic and exhilarating! The day started off with a briefing session on how to drive the car, and then after the session we got to drive the 180Bhp Opel F3 round the track - this was great as it certainly gave out some good performance!
After lunch it was the car I was waiting for - the F1 650bhp Ford V8! I have never driven such a fast car in my life and this was insane! After the first couple of laps I put my foot down, racing into corners and slamming it into 5th gear through the straights…. you know you are going fast when your helmet starts shaking in the wind!
Overall it was a fantastic day and my appreciation goes out to William Hindmarch & the BOTB team.
All of our competitions comply with UK gaming law, which requires them to be skill based.
We use 'Spot the Ball' as the basis for our skilled competitions as it is both widely recognised and easy to understand.
The panel of judges (typically experienced football referees and ex-international players) use their expertise to decide where the centre of the ball is. This produces a set of coordinates which are sent to independent auditors, Wilkins Kennedy, to calculate who the closest player is to those coordinates and therefore, who the winner is.
The lawyers are OnSide Law, a firm of solicitors based in London, UK. The competition auditors are Wilkins Kennedy, an international firm of accountants. They oversee the judging process to ensure the correct winner is chosen and the judging is undertaken in compliance with the law.
There can only be one winner. If a case arises where two or more players are equally close to the judges position in a competition, the winner will be determined by calculating the next closest entry of the players in question. The person with the closest second ticket is the outright winner. If any player in this scenario has only one ticket, all players that qualify will play in another Spot the Ball competition online to determine the outright winner. All other players in this scenario will receive £500 in cash and £500 in Dream Car Credit. Be sure to read the full terms and conditions