FOX Sports adds the recently announced ABB FORMULA E RACE AT HOME CHALLENGE, a nine-week esports competition featuring all teams and drivers from the fully electric ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as a selection of top gamers, beginning Saturday, April 25, at 10:30 AM ET on FS1 with the first points race.
Using rFactor2 simulator software, which includes the latest generation Formula E car, up-to-date liveries of all teams and iconic virtual streets tracks from around the globe, racers begin accumulating points on April 25, contributing to the overall standings in the build-up to the Grand Final on Saturday, June 13. The eight point-scoring events follow the traditional Formula E scoring system with extra points for Julius Baer pole position and fastest lap. Double points are available at the final race.
All points races air live on Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM ET on FS1. Check FOX Sports Press Pass for replay schedule.
World feed commentator Jack Nicholls, Formula E pitlane reporter Nicki Shields and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti form part of a fully remote presentation team, adhering to social distancing measures from their own homes.
The new ABB FORMULA E RACE AT HOME CHALLENGE joins FOX NASCAR iRACING’s Sunday coverage of the eNASCAR PRO INVITATIONAL SERIES and WEDNESDAY NIGHT iRACING in the FOX Sports virtual motor sports programming lineup.
For more details on the new esports series, visit the ABB FIA Formula E Championship website.
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About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship:
Electric is 45-minutes of non-stop action. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the closest and most competitive category in motorsport, with unpredictable and exciting electric racing in the center of the world’s most iconic cities. Formula E is the fastest-growing series in motorsport and boasts the best roster in racing, where renowned road car manufacturers and automotive brands battle for points, position and bragging rights.
Electric is a race that matters. Formula E is more than just a race on the track, it is also a proving ground and platform with a higher purpose – to test new technologies, drive development to the production line and put more electric cars on the road.