Formula 1 Launches Virtual Racing Series
A nine-week sim racing competition is being launched by the All-electric racing series Formula 1 after having to put its sixth season on hold due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The series joins the likes of NASCAR, Formula One, and IndyCar, all of which are already inclining towards the robust software and community of online sim racing to keep fans and drivers amused and occupied in the absence of real-world racing.
Funds raised from the digital competition will be directed towards UNICEF to provide gears for health workers and also to help children in the pandemic.
Formulation E was one of many first main motorsports to cancel races because of the coronavirus. But it took two and a half months for the collection to announce this new sim racing effort.
People around the world are looking for distraction and connection in times like these. And for Formula E’s growing fan base, watching this virtual stand-in for the canceled races should offer both, and at the same time raising funds for a good cause.