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Approaching the midway point in the ABB Formula E Race at Home Championship in support of UNICEF, we take a closer look at the drivers in the running for the all-important championship title. Here's the story and the standings so far.
Continuing this run of success in the real world, BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther is the man to beat when it comes to sim racing. After winning the first two rounds and finishing third in round three, Guenther is sitting a full 20 points ahead of his closest competitor, Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein, with 45 points. Proving he knows his way around a simulator as much as a real Formula E car, the young German driver leads Wehrlein but also Envision Virgin Racing's Robin Frijns and Mercedes-Benz EQ's Stoffel Vandoorne in joint third with 40 points.
Despite leading the real-world ABB FIA Formula E Championship standings, DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa is yet to make his mark on the Race at Home Challenge. With zero points to his name, the Portuguese driver will need to call on everything he has (and hope Gunether's lead is curtailed) if he's to stand a chance of coming close to the championship title.
Fighting hard for the chance to win a drive a real Formula E car is seasoned sim racer Kevin Siggy. With consistent performances over the past three rounds, in which he's reached the podium on every occasion including a win in the last race, Siggy stands 19 points clear of his closest challenger Peyo Peev (42 points) and Petar Brljak (41 points).
Lagging at the back of the Challenge Grid standings is real-life racer and former Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Alex Lynn. So far, the real-life racing drivers have failed to keep pace with the seasoned sim racers but with one point to his name, Lynn is leading the way for the experienced racers. Now with a bit more practice under his belt, could the British driver match up to the rest of the Challenge grid and fight for the title?
Once again, Formula E's sim series heads back the virtual recreation of Hong Kong's Harbourfront for the fourth round. With tight corners and unforgiving chicanes, the scenic Harbourfront looks set for another epic sim racing showdown. Tune in to all the action.