As part of Formula E's fundraising partnership with UNICEF, the all-electric street racing series jumped into the virtual world with the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge - an esports competition that featured all the teams and drivers from Season 6, as well as a selection of top gamers.
The ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge featured two separate grids running in parallel, one comprised of drivers from the Season 6 line-up and the other one filled by some of the fastest gamers and influencers.
Drivers and gamers competed using the rFactor 2 simulator software in a number of online events that took place over a nine-week period after racing was halted during the coronavirus pandemic, with all drivers competing from the safety of their own homes. Races were be staged each Saturday, running up to the Grand Final on June 7 2020.
The virtual series allowed the entire Formula E community of teams, manufacturers, partners, drivers and fans to be part of live online races while raising funds for UNICEF to keep children around the world healthy, safe and learning during the coronavirus crisis.
The Race at Home Challenge used a Race Royale format, raising the stakes for the drivers with the last-placed driver at the end of each lap being eliminated. The process of elimination continued until only 12 drivers remained, leaving a two-lap sprint to the finish line to decide the points-scoring positions.
All 24 drivers from Season 6 jumped into the virtual world in a competitive eight round tournament.
The Challenge grid saw some of the world's fastest sim racers going up against real-world drivers and influencers.
See the final standings and catch up on all the action with reports from all the races below.
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07 Jun 20
Donations from the competition will be directed by UNICEF to comprehensive emergency projects around the world, such as those contributing to the supply of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and setting up home learning schemes for children currently out of school.