Driver Profile: Michael O'Brien

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Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien

McLaren Factory GT3 Driver

Michael is a current factory driver for McLaren and has been team mates with ex-F1 driver Jenson Button under the Jenson Team Rocket umbrella in the McLaren 720 GT3 race car. Michael works with the race, development and customer sides of McLaren Cars helping develop the 570 GT4 and 720 GT3 race cars as well as driver coaching at McLaren Pure events.

Michael O'Brien x FPZERO

Michael uses his Clubsport Simulator with Direct Drive motor for his race preparation, learning new tracks and keeping his racecraft fresh with online championships and esports competitions. He has wins in his McLaren 720S GT3 car in the real world and the virtual world!

Simulator software used
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione
  • iRacing
Favourite software

Assetto Corsa Competizione - I'm so impressed with the graphics and the modelling. It's lifelike

Simulators have always been a valuable tool in my racing. Having my own gives me the chance to jump on and train whenever I want without having to worry about travelling or costs! It's certainly much cheaper than a test day in the Jenson Team Rocket McLaren 720S GT3 race car! My Clubsport fits perfectly in the space I have available, without compromises, and ensures I'm ready for the race!

Racing Experience
  • 2020 British GT, McLaren 720S GT3
    3rd in GT3 Silver Cup
  • 2019 British GT, McLaren 570S GT4
    Pro-Am Vice Champion
  • 2018 British GT, McLaren 570S GT4
    3rd in GT4 Drivers Standings
  • 2017 Formula Ford