Several sporting events have had to turn to the virtual world in these unprecedented times, and the latest examples is the ABB Formula-E Race at Home Challenge. The drivers are being furnished with kit courtesy of Asus, Scan, Playseat, and Fanatec, and being set to task in rFactor 2 to show off their driving skills. There’s a nice twist here, because it sees real world Formula-E drivers take on sim racers as well. The whole thing is in support of UNICEF, so it’s all for a good cause.

Still wheely good…

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While I’m not up to speed with what’s happening in the world of Formula-E, and indeed my days of watching and enjoying Formula 1 are long behind me, the first race that took place over the weekend worked well as an esport event.

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