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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Game on: meet the British driver hoping to win a share of $1 million in Vegas this weekend

Graham Carroll is no stranger to a race track. Having previously competed as a professional racer and found himself in the Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 National Championship last year, he knows his way around a race car. But how does he compare in the virtual world? 
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