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OKX and McLaren Racing’s Panel Discussion at Tribeca Festival on the Future of Sports, Film and Crypto

A Powerful Discussion on Technology, Sports, Film, and Crypto

OKX, a leading Web3 technology company, hosted a panel discussion with McLaren Racing at the Tribeca Festival titled “Need for Speed: How Technology Powers Change in Sports, Movies, and Crypto”. The panel featured OKX Chief Marketing Officer Haider Rafique, McLaren Racing Chief Executive Officer Zak Brown, McLaren F1 Driver Lando Norris, and director, producer and screenwriter Stephen Kay. Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain moderated the event.

The discussion focused on how technology has transformed various industries including sports, entertainment, cryptocurrency and finance. Each panelist emphasized the impact of innovation on speed, performance and efficiency across these different sectors.

Innovation in Formula 1

During the panel discussion, Lando Norris shared his personal experience as an F1 driver. He explained that in Formula 1 racing teams constantly look to innovate and leverage technology to maximize fan engagement opportunities.

OKX’s partnership with McLaren Racing is a testament to this commitment. The multi-year partnership makes OKX a Primary Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team and McLaren Shadow esports team. Through this collaboration, OKX supports the team’s global fan experience by providing exciting opportunities and product innovations that bring fans closer to the action.

Unlocking New Web3 Opportunities at Tribeca Festival

OKX’s multi-year partnership with Tribeca Festival aims to unlock new Web3 opportunities for creators, fans and talent alike. The company partners with several world-class brands such as Manchester City F.C., golfer Ian Poulter, Olympian Scotty James and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

A Legacy of Excellence: McLaren Racing

Founded by racing driver Bruce McLaren 60 years ago in 1963, McLaren Racing has since won 20 Formula 1 world championships, 183 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt.

In 2023, McLaren Racing will compete in five racing series including:

  • FIA Formula 1 World Championship with McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri
  • NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Arrow McLaren drivers Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi
  • ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with NEOM McLaren Formula E Team drivers René Rast and Jake Hughes
  • Extreme E Championship with NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team drivers Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust

The team also competes in the F1 Esports Pro Championship as McLaren Shadow, having won the 2022 Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships.

A Commitment to Sustainability

McLaren is a champion for sustainability in motorsport and a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment. The organization is committed to achieving net zero by 2040 and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture in the motorsport industry.


OKX’s panel discussion at Tribeca Festival demonstrated how technology has revolutionized sports, movies, cryptocurrency and finance. The collaboration between OKX and McLaren Racing highlights their shared commitment to innovation as they continue to push boundaries in their respective industries. As technology continues to evolve rapidly, it will be fascinating to witness its impact on these sectors moving forward.