Beginning on Thursday 28th January, Formula E’s newest esports competition – Formula E:Accelerate will see some of the world’s best sim racers virtually battling it out on some of the championship’s most popular tracks. This event will be even closer to the real life experience of Formula E and is not one to be missed!!
Each of the twelve Formula E teams are entering two drivers, with Lucas Müller and Olli Pahkala representing Mahindra Racing. Alongside the 22 other drivers, they will be competing for a share of the huge €100,000 prize, plus the opportunity to drive a real Gen2 Formula E car.
The FE Accelerate Competition will take place over 6 rounds from January to March, including the Grand Final on the 25th March that is worth double points. The sim racers will drive on a number of Formula E’s favourite circuits, including Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, Hong Kong Harbourfront and Red Hook City in New York City.
Each race will be 25 minutes and will be broadcast as part of a 90 minute programme. You will be able to watch every FE Accelerate Round LIVE on Formula E’s social media channels, where current Formula E drivers, Team Principals and influencers will be making guest appearances.
According to Formula E’s press release, the 24 competitors will compete against one another in a simulated racing experience using rFactor2 software. Blending the real and virtual worlds, each competitor will score Formula E Accelerate points for a real-life Formula E team. The virtual racers will also receive expert tips, mentoring and other talent development opportunities from the team they are attached to.
Unlike last year’s Race at Home Challenge, this event will see the competitors facing all the challenges of electric racing, including managing their energy use, as well as using Attack Mode.
Round 4 and the Grand Final will each see an extra virtual race, where 12 of Formula E ‘s real life drivers will compete against one another for their respective teams. Points scored in these races will go towards the overall team standings.
FORMULA E ACCELERATE CALENDAR:
Round 1 – 28th Jan 2021
Round 2 – 4th Feb 2021
Round 3 – 11th Feb 2021
Round 4 – 11th Mar 2021
Round 5 – 18th Mar 2021
Grand Final – 25th Mar 2021
Follow Lucas and Olli’s progress on our social media channels @mahindraracing.