While Monaco’s Charles Leclerc may have won the 2022 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, it was telco operator Optus that took the chequered flag in Virtual Reality.
During the event, the OPTU5G VR Track Tour gave fans the opportunity to test their skills while experiencing a birds-eye view of the Albert Park track. Wearing an HTC VR headset, racegoers could take pole position as they experienced an immersive 360° tour of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit with Optus Ambassador Chaz Mostert.
The high definition 5G-enabled encounter transported fans above the track, where they could feel the thrill of the circuit’s chicanes, moving at lightning speed through every twist and turn. For an added rush of adrenalin, fans could also accelerate down the straight at blistering speeds, with Mostert on hand offering words of encouragement along the way.
Located in Champions Gateway, the OPTU5G VR Track Tour was available to all ticketholders across the four-day event.
According to Optus Managing Director Marketing and Revenue, Matt Williams, “The OPTU5G VR Track Tour brings the metaverse to life, merging reality with virtual reality to create an exhilarating user experience. Optus 5G provides the low latency, high-capacity and speed required to bring this multi-user ‘tour’ to life in high-definition graphical detail without the need for a safety car. What we’re showcasing here in Melbourne is the future of entertainment, fuelled by 5G.”