Oracle Red Bull Racing, a Formula One racing team, has made F1 history in partnership with Bybit and Azuki creator Chiru Labs. The 2022 season finale in Abu Dhabi will feature an Azuki NFT on the team cars for all to see. Further, it’s the first time in history that a blue-chip NFT has ever been on an F1 race car.
Lei the Lightning Azuki
The famed Azuki riding alongside Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez is named Lei the Lightning Azuki (Azuki #8494). The original Azuki from the popular anime-inspired NFT collection designed by lead Azuki artist, Steamboy, embodies all of ORBR’s values. In addition, Lei’s bold and distinct characteristics epitomise the coming together of teams from diverse industries. Moreover, Lei’s ability to harness the power of lightning to gain power and speed will be needed to make the ORBR team cross the finish line first.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing and Bybit. Lei the Lightning Azuki reflects the passion, precision, and raw power of Oracle Red Bull Racing. We look forward to telling Lei’s story in the 2023 F1 season,” said Azuki founder Zagabond.
Did someone say free Lei the Lightning Azuki NFTs?
To commemorate this time in F1 history, Steamboy has created a ‘Lei of the Lightning’ Azuki NFT for the public to claim. In detail, the collection of 7,700 NFTs will be a free mint taking place on November 20. The limited edition collection will be available exclusively through the Bybit NFT marketplace and will be minted on the Tezos blockchain.
“This is a unique piece of artwork and a timeless moment. We anticipate exciting things from this unique collaboration and Lei the Lightning Azuki. He’s such a striking character and a bridge linking the racing, crypto, and NFT communities. We know they are all going to jump at the chance to own a piece of history,” said Ben Zhou, Bybit’s co-founder and CEO.
Additionally, the Azuki team is preparing all holders for the Abu Dhabi race with F1 race jackets. The Azuki team has allowed holders to equip their Azuki characters with the same jacket Lei the Lightning is wearing. To earn a unique community badge, holders have to equip the jacket and share it on Twitter. Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag #AzukiF1 !
About Oracle Red Bull Racing and Bybit
Founded in 2005, Oracle Red Bull Racing is a Formula 1 racing team owned by Red Bull. ORBR has become one of the most successful F1 teams, with multiple world titles and more than 80 race wins. With a great team and cutting-edge technology, ORBR continues to strive for success.
Furthermore, Bitbuy, established in 2018, is a cryptocurrency exchange. It’s a professional platform that has great customer service and multilingual community support. Besides Oracle Red Bull Racing Club, Bybit has sponsored esports teams like NAVI, Alliance, Astralis and Virtus.pro. In addition, they’ve sponsored the German soccer team Borussia Dortmund and the Japanese soccer team Avispa Fukuoko.