Formula E and Virtually Live launch live ghost racing game

For nearly four seasons the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has brought you the very best city street racing action from around the world. But it's about to get a whole lot more, err, virtual.

Teaming up with gaming pros Virtually Live, Formula E presents a world-first in esports, giving you the chance to race in real-time against the grid in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Click here to register to be the first to play.

Using cutting-edge telemetry, all the real-time racing action is replicated in CGI, mirroring each car's position on track while you battle your way through some of the world's most iconic city street circuits as a ghost racer. Sounds scary? Well, it is. Any of our drivers will tell you that. According to seasoned pro and endurance racing champion Andre Lotterer (Techeetah), racing in Formula E is "the most challenging thing I have ever done." Still think you're good enough?

But there's more than real-time racing. Re-watch that win and see that spin as many times as you like as you clip up all your highs, lows, achievements and disasters from the race and share them on social. Post that record Qualifying time or just sit back and enjoy the live action from the cockpit. It's your race.

After the race, there's more. Jump back in the driving seat and replicate real-life scenarios and challenges from previous races, pitting your skills against friends, rivals and drivers. Fight through from the back of the pack, conserve energy and defending against an opponent or test your reaction times. It's all to play for.

“I remember before we launched the first-ever season of Formula E, we said fans no longer just want to watch or follow a sport - they want to participate in it too," said Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag. "The cutting-edge technology used to create the live ghost racing game is extraordinary. Thanks to the expertise of Virtually Live, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has yet again shown it’s at the forefront of developing accessible and inclusive content at the fans fingertips. This is another milestone in the arena of esports with Formula E leading the charge.”

City street racing just got a whole lot more real. Let battle commence.

Click here to be the first to play.