The Road to Vegas started early October, when the first qualification races were held at the Long Beach track. Drawn by the $1 million in prize money and the chance to compete against the 20 real Formula E drivers, the world’s best simracers started competing for 10 spots in the final in Las Vegas, which will take place later today during the Consumer Electronics Show. Apart from Long Beach, the qualification races were also held at the street tracks of Paris, Berlin and London.
We congratulate Aleksi Elomaa, Graham Carroll, Patrik Holzmann, Olli Pahkala, Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola, Greger Huttu, Petar Brljak, Enzo Bonito, Bono Huis and David Greco for making it into the final and we wish all of them the best of luck!
rFactor 2 was used as the simulation platform as it features the best physics and on-line racing capabilities. With detailed telemetry data, live race control, scoring and configurable regulations it provides an open platform for organizers to control every aspect of an event. The competition was licensed by Formula E and organised by Cloud Sport, who are also responsible for building the tracks and cars. PlaySeat provided the cockpits that are used.
The Visa Vegas eRace starts at 4PM PST. The actual live broadcast should start at 3PM PST and can be viewed on Twitch, the Formula E website and on TV in some countries. The full time table, a time zone converter and detailed information on how to watch can be found on this page.