FE: $1m on the line for sim racing showdown in Vegas

FE: $1m on the line for sim racing showdown in Vegas

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FE: $1m on the line for sim racing showdown in Vegas

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Formula E is expanding its efforts to promote its al-electric competition differently than traditional motorsports with its “eSports” program including sim racers and and FE drivers, with a million dollars on the line, including $200,000 to the winners, for the Visa Vegas eRace, to be staged at the CES show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7.

Following a lottery draw, the 10 sim racers who have qualified for the event were each assigned to a Formula E  team. Graham Carroll, who ended the “Road to Vegas Challenge” organized by Cloud Sport at the top of the points standings, is representing DS Virgin Racing, while Greger Huttu – considered the most successful sim racer of all-time – has been paired with Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “I’d like to officially welcome the sim racers who qualified through the Road to Vegas Challenge to participate in the inaugural Visa Vegas eRace. I’ve been following the progress of the sim racers throughout the qualification process, and I can’t wait to see them on the same track as the rest of the Formula E grid.

“Accessibility and fan engagement are two of the key cornerstones of Formula E, and what better way to promote this than getting the world’s best sim racers to compete in the same colors as their Formula E counterparts – it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top!”

Visa Vegas eRace entry list:

No. Name Team

2 Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing

3 Nelson Piquet Jr., NextEV NIO

4 Stephane Sarrazin, Venturi Formula E

5 Maro Engel, Venturi Formula E

6 Loic Duvall, Faraday Future Dragon Racing

7 Jerome D’Ambrosio, Faraday Future Dragon Racing

8 Nico Prost, Renault e.dams

9 Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.dams

11 Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

18 Greger Huttu  Panasonic Jaguar Racing (sim racer)

19 Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing

20 Mitch Evans, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

23 Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing

25 Jean-Eric Vergne, TECHEETAH

26 Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola, Andretti Formula E (sim racer)

27 Robin Frijns, Andretti Formula E

28 Antonio Felix da Costa, Andretti Formula E

29 Olli Pahkala, Mahindra Racing (sim racer)

33 Ma Qing Hua, TECHEETAH

37 Jose Maria Lopez, DS Virgin Racing

38 Enzo Bonito, TECHEETAH (sim racer)

42 David Greco, Renault e.dams (sim racer)

44 Graham Carroll, DS Virgin Racing (sim racer)

47 Adam Carroll, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

55 Aleksi Elomaa, Venturi Formula E (sim racer)

66 Daniel Abt, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

67 Bono Huis, Faraday Future Dragon Racing (sim racer)

68 Petar Brljak, NextEV NIO (sim racer)

77 Patrik Holzmann, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport (sim racer)

88 Oliver Turvey, NextEV NIO

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