Visa Vegas E Race Million Dollar Grid Is Set!

Shaun Cole On December 8, 2016
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The Simpit Video Blog presents its update on the Visa Vegas E Race.  This race has been floating under the radar despite its million dollar purse with the winner taking $200,000.  This race has had 4 different qualifying rounds to find the best 10 sim racers to put head to head against 20 of the Formula E pros.


Here are some of the details from the Formula E website:  LINK TO ACTUAL WEBSITE HERE

World's best sim racers pair up with Formula E teams for million-dollar Visa Vegas eRace

The 10 sim racers who have qualified for the Visa Vegas eRace will each represent one of the official FIA Formula E Championship teams in the million-dollar eSports event, which takes place at CES in Las Vegas on January 7.

Following a lottery draw, the world-class sim racers were each assigned a team. Graham Carroll, who ended the Road to Vegas Challenge organised by Cloud Sport at the top of the points standings, is representing DS Virgin Racing, while Greger Huttu - the most successful sim racer of all-time - has been paired with Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said: “I’d like to officially welcome the sim racers who qualified through the Road to Vegas Challenge to participate in the inaugural Visa Vegas eRace. I’ve been following the progress of the sim racers throughout the qualification process, and I can’t wait to see them on the same track as the rest of the Formula E grid. Accessibility and fan engagement are two of the key cornerstones of Formula E, and what better way to promote this than getting the world’s best sim racers to compete in the same colours as their Formula E counterparts - it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top!”

Visa Vegas eRace - Official entry list 

No.        Name                                                    Team

2          Sam Bird (GBR)                           DS Virgin Racing

3          Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA)              NextEV NIO

4          Stephane Sarrazin (FRA)            Venturi Formula E

5          Maro Engel (DEU)                        Venturi Formula E

6          Loic Duval (FRA)                          Faraday Future Dragon Racing

7          Jerome D’Ambrosio (BEL)             Faraday Future Dragon Racing

8          Nico Prost (FRA)                          Renault e.dams

9          Sebastien Buemi (CHE)                Renault e.dams

11         Lucas di Grassi (BRA)                  ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

18         Greger Huttu (FIN)                      Panasonic Jaguar Racing

19         Felix Rosenqvist (SWE)               Mahindra Racing

20         Mitch Evans (NZL)                       Panasonic Jaguar Racing

23         Nick Heidfeld (DEU)                    Mahindra Racing

25         Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA)              TECHEETAH

26         Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola (FIN)         Andretti Formula E

27         Robin Frijns (NED)                      Andretti Formula E

28         Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT)     Andretti Formula E

29         Olli Pahkala (FIN)                      Mahindra Racing

33         Ma Qing Hua (CHN)                    TECHEETAH

37         Jose Maria Lopez (ARG)             DS Virgin Racing

38         Enzo Bonito (ITA)                      TECHEETAH

42         David Greco (ITA)                      Renault e.dams

44         Graham Carroll (GBR)                DS Virgin Racing

47         Adam Carroll (GBR)                   Panasonic Jaguar Racing

55         Aleksi Elomaa (FIN)                  Venturi Formula E

66         Daniel Abt (DEU)                       ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

67         Bono Huis (NED)                       Faraday Future Dragon Racing

68         Petar Brljak (CRO)                    NextEV NIO

77         Patrik Holzmann (DEU)            ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

88         Oliver Turvey (GBR)                 NextEV NIO



Position                         Prize breakdown (USD)

1                                              200,000

2                                              100,000

3                                              50,000

4                                              42,500

5                                              35,000

6                                              32,500

7                                              30,000

8                                              27,500

9                                              25,000

10                                             22,500

11-30                                        20,000

Pole position                               25,000

Fastest lap                                  10,000

Total                                         1,000,000


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