F1 Racing Driver signs as race consultant for major UK video games developer

Fernando Alonso

Codemasters, the award winning British video game developer and publisher, which has its headquarters at Southam, Warwickshire, and which specialises in high quality racing games, has signed Fernando Alonso as a Race Consultant and he will appear in the Company’s new GRID® game, to be released on 13 September  2019.

Established as one of the best modern-day drivers across F1®, Endurance and Stock Racing, Fernando Alonso’s experience and knowledge has enabled Codemasters to make improvements to both the performance and handling of the cars.

Players will also have the chance to enter a series of in-game events against some of Alonso’s Esports driving team ‘FA Racing’, across multiple classes of racing before coming face to face with the former World Champion in his infamous Renault R26 F1® car, in a final showdown event.

GRID will be released on 13 September 2019 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam). The fourth game in the series, GRID delivers intense wheel to wheel racing action, spanning four continents in some of the world’s most famous city streets and race circuits.

Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters, said:“We are delighted to work alongside Fernando Alonso who is arguably one of the world’s greatest ever drivers. His experience and knowledge has enabled us to make improvements to both the performance and handling of our cars. We could not be more proud to have signed him both in-game and as a Race Consultant. We can’t wait for our players to experience the final version.

“GRID as a racing franchise is revered by our community and we are delighted to bring it to the current generation of consoles. The game offers so much variety and depth, from the number of modern and classic cars through to the locations and race options.”

Fernando Alonso added: “Having competed across F1®, Endurance and Stock Racing, GRID is the perfect game for me and I’m delighted the studio has added both myself and my racing team into the game. GRID offers so much variety and I welcome the challenge when players get to line up against me.”