Rudy van Buren

Rudy van Buren - 2017 McLaren World's Fastest Gamer

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    Race of Champions

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    ROC Nations Cup

Birth Date: 4 April 1992

Birthplace: Lelystad, Netherlands

Late last year Rudy van Buren, a sales manager from Lelystad in the Netherlands, beat more than 30,000 contestants to be crowned the Worlds Fastest Gamer the McLaren Formula 1 teams ground-breaking esports competition that aimed to find the best virtual racing driver on the planet. 

In the final round of the contest, an exacting four-hour assessment using McLarens state-of-the-art Formula 1 simulator, van Buren beat countryman Freek Schothorst, a 20-year-old science, business and innovation student from Amsterdam.

Van Burens prize was the greatest job in esports becoming one of the F1 teams official simulator drivers for the 2018 season.

Van Buren began racing karts aged eight, ultimately winning the Dutch Karting Championship in 2003. However, like many budding talents, he was forced to quit at the age of 16 due to lacking the financial backing needed to progress further.

However, Worlds Fastest Gamer, which identifies racing talent through esports, has given van Buren a second chance at his motorsports career. He has automatically qualified for this years Race Of Champions and ROC Nations Cup, where hell be joined in Team Simracing All Stars by the winner of this years eROC competition.


  • 2017 McLaren Worlds Fastest Gamer - winner
  • 2003 Dutch Karting champion


  • Years contested: 2018 (1)


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