ABB Formula E Race At Home Challenge

Get ready for intense racing with the Formula E Gen 2 car in the ABB Formula E Race At Home Challenge! Seven rounds of qualification to the Challenge Grid where you have the chance to win a unique driving experience and more!


The winner of the Challenge Grid Grand Final will win:

The ultimate Formula E drive experience. This will be comprised of driving the Formula E Gen2 car for a minimum of 5 laps around the Formula E circuit during an E-Prix weekend.


A VIP trip for two people to watch an E-Prix during either Season 6 or Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship


Entry into the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup Finals within the BMW SIM Live 2020 at BMW Welt Munich


Grand Final event timing and broadcast scheduling TBC.

Qualifying Round Qualification Period (BST Timezone) Event Date / Time (BST Timezone)
Round 1 12:00 on 21/04/20 – 23:59 on 23/04/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 25/04/20
Round 2 00:01 on 28/04/20 – 23:59 on 30/04/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 02/05/20
Round 3 00:01 on 05/05/20 – 23:59 on 07/05/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 09/05/20
Round 4 00:01 on 12/05/20 – 23:59 on 14/05/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 16/05/20
Round 5 00:01 on 19/05/20 – 23:59 on 21/05/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 23/05/20
Round 6 00:01 on 26/05/20 – 23:59 on 28/05/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 30/05/20
Round 7 00:01 on 02/06/20 – 23:59 on 04/06/20 15:30 – 17:15 on 06/06/20


So, how does it work!?

Through each qualification period there will be a round of hotlaps. If you are successful in qualifying you will be directed to a sign-up page where you will see a full rule-set for the main events.

If you qualify for the first round and finish in the top 10 you will make it into the the second round and once again if you finish in the top 10 you will make subsequent rounds.

The top 24 points scorers after round 7 will make the Grand Final.

Round Qualifying Spots Track
Round 1 18 qualifiers Hong Kong
Round 2 8 qualifiers Formula E Test Track
Round 3 8 qualifiers Monaco
Round 4 8 qualifiers Hong Kong
Round 5 8 qualifiers Formula E Test Track
Round 6 8 qualifiers Berlin
Round 7 8 qualifiers New York

If you have all the content and know what to do enter now.

Otherwise read our mini guide below!

What do I need to start?

Before you begin, if you haven’t already, you will need to have a copy of rFactor 2 installed and the Formula E Race Bundle which includes, the Gen 2 car for season 5 + 6, Monaco E-Prix and Hong Kong E-Prix!

If not, there are a few steps required to get going.

Step 1

Firstly create a Steam account, download and install rFactor 2 here

Then you will need to purchase the incredible Formula E Race Bundle here.

Once installed, we suggest you setup your wheel and options in single player.

See here for a guide on what to do with your install

Step 2

You are ready to go! Click here to enter the ABB Formula E Race At Home Challenge competition.

To get you going checkout the following;

Log into our competition system with your Steam account. Just click on the “Sign In” and follow the steps according to steam.

After that, you can subscribe to the current event. Look out for ABB Formula E Race At Home Challenge competition.

If you don’t have an account on our competition system yet, you will need to fill in those details and create one.

After you’ve done this, it´s time to sign up for the ABB Formula E Race At Home Challenge.

Make sure you read the terms & conditions and our code of conduct

The next step shows you the current session running, info about the event etc.

On the bottom left you will find the join button to enter the hotlap servers to create your fastest laptime on track.

Before you hit “join session”, make sure you got Steam open, rFactor 2 installed, as well as the needed content for that round.

You will likely see a pop-up looking similar to this, make sure to Open Steam Client Bootstrapper here.

Steam will then notify you about joining the server. This won’t pop up into to foreground so you might need to click on your steam window to see and accept it.

Choose your car livery, click on race and off you go.

During the session you can adjust your car settings to your liking. Good luck!

If you need help you can chat with us directly on Discord – click here

Or visit the forum here


Alongside our code of conduct,  just some hotlap/time trial rules, we will be reviewing all laps that qualify in the top-30 and performing spot-checks, those that do not observe correct driving may have their lap removed or will be disqualified (DQ)

  • Observe the track limits at all times, if we observe track cutting that is unrealistic with all wheels in an off-track position the lap will be invalidated
  • Do not wall ride!
  • Do not use off-tracks prior to the lap starting to gain speed
  • Do not use external software to modify performance
  • Respect your competitors

Summary Terms and Conditions:

18+ only. 21/04/2020 – 04/06/2020. Purchase and download rFactor 2 and the Formula E downloadable content, set a fastest lap during the Qualifying Period to be entered into a Race. In a Race, finish in the top 10 to receive points. The 24 Competitors with the highest points through the Challenge will then be entered into the Grand Final and the winner of the Grand Final will be crowned the victor of the Challenge. Purchase required. Prize: The ultimate Formula E drive experience, and entry into the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup Finals within the BMW SIM Live 2020 at BMW Welt Munich. Click here for full T&C’s & prize details. Promoter: Formula E Operations ltd., 3 Shortlands | 9th Floor | Hammersmith | London W6 8DA | United Kingdom.

Good Luck!