The track layout has been revealed for Saturday’s Formula E Vegas eRace that will see gamers and big-name drivers battle for a $1 million prize pool.
The 20-strong Formula E grid will go up against 10 of the world’s finest sim racers in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, with a top prize of $200,000 on offer to the winning driver.
The 10 gamers have each been assigned a team to work with in recent weeks, allowing them to train with the full-time Formula E drivers and pass on their knowledge of the virtual racing world.
Although all of the drivers have been completing sim runs using rFactor 2, the game that will be raced on, in order to add an extra challenge to proceedings, the track layout was only made public on Friday ahead of practice.
The circuit is 3.1 virtual miles long and incorporates many of Las Vegas’ most famous landmarks, including the Luxor and MGM Grand.
All sessions for the eRace weekend are live via Twitch. Here’s the schedule (all times PT):
FP1 – January 6 20:40
FP2 – January 7 09:00
Qualifying – January 7 13:25
Qualifying Race – January 7 15:25
Race – January 7 16:00
The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.
IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.
This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.
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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.
“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.
“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.