Formula One to create a virtual championship for gamers
By AP Sport
Last Updated: 22/08/17 10:10am
Formula One is creating a virtual championship for gamers, as it looks to broaden its connection with wider audiences.
The esports competition will begin in September and F1's owners hope it will "build a greater connection with wider audiences, especially younger fans."
F1's eSports series will determine the 40 quickest drivers in qualification events who will progress to live semi-finals at the 600-capacity Gfinity Arena in London in October. The top 20 will contest the finals in Abu Dhabi around the season-finale on-track grand prix on November 25.
Details of prize money were not provided by F1, which was taken over by American sports and entertainment firm Liberty Media this year.