Formula 1 creates a official championship of virtual racing


eSports grow so inevitable and each time there are more events associated with the world of virtual racing with real life championships. After the initiative recently launched by McLaren in which the winner will be a driver of development in the simulator of the Formula 1 team for a year, now the category launches official way of a championship SimRacing.

The championship will be held from September, following the presentation of the F1 2017 Codemasters for XBox and PlayStation, simulator that will provide a platform for an event organized by Formula 1, Codemasters and Gfinity.

The opening rounds were held in September will result in 40 semi-finalists that will be invited to London days 10 and 11 of October to search for a pass to the grand final of the 20 participants that will be raced in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, coinciding with the end of the World Championship in 2017 that currently have Sebastian Vettel as a leader.

The winner of this year’s edition will qualify automatically for the semi-finals of 2018 and will obtain the title of Formula 1 eSports Champion Expert. Sean Bratches, Chief Financial officer of Formula 1, has stated that “this release represents an amazing opportunity for our business at a strategic level to connect with the fans. It is a discipline that is growing and, as we do in Formula 1, we will continue to evolve and innovate in order to incorporate the virtual world to the F1 championship to make sure they deliver the experience more exciting and fun as possible to our fans”.

For his part, Frank Saigner, Chief Executive of Codemasters, said that “eSports are one of the sectors with the fastest growth which is already attracting audiences of tens of millions. We are delighted to announce this competition incredible with the Formula 1 for our game F1 2017”.

This initiative joins others with a significant impact such as the Nissan GT Academy in collaboration with Gran Turismo, the ePrix virtual Formula E held in Las Vegas with a million dollar prize to the winner or the World’s Fastest Gamer which currently organizes the McLaren.

you Can find all the information available about the process of registration and participation on the official website created for that purpose: