Formula E Hits the Strip in Vegas

The sound of silence in the loudest place on earth

Las Vegas is a non stop city, the place where dreams come true or dreams are destroyed. It’s known for big parties, massive nights out, benders and the quote “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. Not this time.

Last night in Vegas something pretty damn cool happened. A Formula E race car, the BMW i8 Safety Car and the new Jaguar i-Type cruised down the Las Vegas strip in relative silence.

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Almost three years after the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its debut in Las Vegas, all 20 Formula E drivers and 10 sim racers will test their skills on a bespoke track, incorporating the famous Las Vegas Strip, for the opportunity to win a share of $1 million – the biggest prize in eSports racing history.

It’s the first time we have seen this happen and it won’t be the last. Formula E is running a competition in Las Vegas at the moment racing in a virtual e-Race in Las Vegas. 20 Formula E racers and 10 sim racers will battle it out for a share in $1 million.

The ground-breaking Visa Vegas eRace is taking place at The Venetian Hotel as part of Sports Business Innovation at 16:00 (PST) on the 50th edition of CES on Saturday.

 

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You may have seen Geoff on YouTube where his tech videos saw millions of views or heard him while he co-hosts the Gadget Grill on Radio 2RDJ. In his day job though he is an IT manager, a lover of Formula 1, great food and wine and obviously; technology.
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