What Happens in Vegas: the future of simulation racing

What Happens in Vegas: the future of simulation racing

This weekend in Las Vegas at the CES show, home to the Consumer Technology Association, brands and businesses from all over the world will be exhibiting their designs and creations which will be available for the consumer in the near future. These innovative pieces of technology includes Faraday Future, a title sponsor to the Formula E Dragon Racing team, and their first car – an electric, self-driving, self-parking beauty that can accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.39 seconds.

As well as the technology on show, the FIA Formula E championship will also be very present at the event. CEO Alejandro Agag and FIA President Jean Todt will be involved in panel talks in which questions will be asked in how the sport can continue to grow and interact with fans of the future, all whilst using tech to help and guide that journey. In addition to the talks and promotion of the all-electric championship, Formula E will also be hosting the biggest simulation race the world has ever seen. 30 individuals racing for a share of an $1 million prize fund, 20 professional full-time Formula E drivers and ten of the best international sim racers. But what is simulation racing and what will its future look like?

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Simulation takes on Sin City: Formula E prepares for Vegas eRace

Simulation takes on Sin City: Formula E prepares for Vegas eRace

The FIA Formula E squad, alongside ten of the world’s best simulation drivers, are currently touching down in Las Vegas ahead of one of the most prodigious simulation races of all time. Competing to win a share of the $1 million prize fund, the eRace hopes to be the biggest and best spectacle that the world of simulation racing has ever seen. In this blog post I will take a look at what you can expect this weekend from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and learn all about the VISA Vegas eRace.
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What to get a Motorsport Addict for Christmas + GIVEAWAY

What to get a Motorsport Addict for Christmas + GIVEAWAY

With Christmas fast approaching and the inevitable task of buying gifts for your motorsport-mad friends and family drawing ever closer, I wanted to compile a list of the best motorsport merchandise available to you this Christmas. All the items in this blog post are the perfect present for the motorsport lover in your life and range from best-selling books to quality clothing items.

In addition to my Christmas gift guide, many of you will notice the giveaway that is accompanying this blog post. This will be the first giveaway here on katyfairman.wordpress.com and I wanted to make it a special one. I have been lucky enough to collaborate with my favourite brands and events within motorsport to bring you a giveaway worth over £175.

Let’s begin!

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Behind the Scenes: How I create my blogs

Behind the Scenes: How I create my blogs

As many of you will know, I created my first blog in the summer of 2013. I was bored and in need of something to do with all the spare time I had during the summer holiday. My friend had suggested that I make a blog and after thinking about it for a week or two, I gave it a try.

Now I am in no way claiming to be an expert blogger; this very post is a day late after I fell ill yesterday and didn’t get the chance to take the photographs that accompany this post. However after changing my attitude and becoming more organised ahead of next year, I wanted to share the improvements I have made to keep me motivated and producing new content that I hope will always be better than the last thing I have written.

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Has MotoGP been the best motorsport championship of the year?

Has MotoGP been the best motorsport championship of the year?

It has been suggested to me year after year that I should start following the MotoGP championship. Like most motorsport fans, I knew about the series and was familiar with the sport’s superstars like Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, yet I had never sat down and watched a race. After getting my hands on BT Sport I decided that 2016 would be the perfect year to start watching the sport and thank God I did. In a year that has seen nine different winners, more crashes than ever before and a driver of just 23-years-old winning his fifth championship title, it has most defiantly been the best motorsport championship of the year.

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My day with Dare To Be Different

My day with Dare To Be Different

I signed up to be a part of Dare To Be Different at the Autosport International Show back in January of this year. As soon as I was informed that a personal hero of mine, Susie Wolff, was creating an initiative to inspire and motivate the female community within motorsport, I was sold. Yes the initiative might not be for everyone, but for a young woman hoping to embark on a long career in motorsport journalism, the idea of a community that supported me and offered advice and gave help when I needed it, seemed like Christmas had come early.

As well as offering members a strong online community, the team also organise ‘community connect’ events throughout the year. These events allow members to meet at fantastic locations across the country and listen to guest speakers, as well as offering the perfect networking opportunity. With the first community connect event being held at Silverstone in June, it was the turn of Mercedes Benz World in Surrey to host the next event.

The second community connect event was held on Sunday and the 5am wake up call was most definitely worth it. With fantastic guest speakers including the like of Wolff herself, the event made for a motivating reminder that if you truly work hard at something and you believe you can do it, you will.

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5 Reasons to tune into the London ePrix

5 Reasons to tune into the London ePrix

It is no secret that I adore the FIA Formula E Championship. I have been a fan since the idea of an all-electric racing series was announced in 2012. However for many Motorsport fans the series has failed to make that connection, with recent reports suggesting Formula E’s TV audience is three-times lower than originally projected.

With the final round of the championship being hosted in England’s capital over the weekend, I wanted to tell you why I think you should give Formula E a chance ahead of the London ePrix.

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