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The Spanish Grand Prix took place this weekend on the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya. At the initiative of Formula 1, five Formula 1 fans in treatment for serious diseases were able to live the event connected through telepresence robots and explored the paddock.

From different places in France and England, Matthew, Isla, Leo, Arthur and Romain met the drivers and had the privilege to interact with them about their feelings about the race.

“We are very proud to deploy telepresence robots to connect special fans and work together with Formula 1. This sport is a particularly demanding and prestigious world: that’s why we think it can be very interesting in terms of experience and content for prevented people.” commented Jérémie Koessler, president of Awabot.

The two telepresence robots, customized with the F1 logo, joined the circuit grid before the start of the race. Incredible moments for the fans who were able to escape from their daily lives and marvel in a unique atmosphere.

Telepresence robots: an innovation in F1

Spotted several times in the paddock, the journalists present were surprised by the two remote-controlled robots. Discover below the press review:

This Formula 1 initiative aimed to highlight fan engagement: a success for Matthew, Isla, Leo, Arthur and Romain as well as for the drivers and the public present on site. You have a social telepresence project and want to discuss it? Contact us by clicking on one of the buttons below.