The E1 Championship is an online race series where the best drivers and teams from the Asia Pacific compete with invited drivers from around the world. It runs weekly on Wednesday nights, pitting both simulator-trained and real-life drivers against each other.
This series is the first of its kind and will run on iRacing, a platform so realistic, it mimics the effects of tyre wear and fuel usage.
Season two flags off on 25 August 2021 with ten teams consisting of two drivers each. Alongside the season regulars, there will be an additional 2 entries reserved for KOL’s that the promoter may invite and a further 2 entries reserved for the top 2 in the E-Racing GP weekly leader board
Alongside full-fledged team setups, drivers are held to the same stringent racing rules as elite drivers. So, instead of some demolition derby carnage, expect to see high-level sophisticated racing techniques on display.
Although the action takes entirely in a simulated world, it is significantly more complex than arcade or console racing. The drivers are supported by full-fledged teams that help them monitor the race and strategize their driving in response.
All racers will compete in the E1 Championship driving the Dallara IR-01 open wheel racer. It’s not a real car, granted, but it was developed with the process and realism of one.
Designed to blend together the best elements of grand prix racing’s past, present, and future, this fast and agile machine is easy to pick up, but limited electronics and driver aids make it challenging to master.
Simulated specs of the IR-01 gives it a naturally aspirated, 3.0-liter V10 reminiscent of F1 engines in the 1990s. Producing upwards of 900 horsepower at a dry weight of just 600 kilograms.
Virtual tracks, but real action. The E1 Championship Racing Series Season 2 flags off bringing F1 competitiveness to simulator racing.
DRIVERS LINE UP
As with real-life racing series, the E1 GP will have championship points for both team and driver.
Points are on offer right from qualifying, with the five fastest qualifying drivers getting the following:
25th AUG 2021
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On race day, points for grabs are as follows:
Season 2 of E1 GP will consist of eight races, one held every Wednesday from 25 August to 3 November 2021. All races will be simulated based on actual circuits around the world, though setup of the fourth and sixth “Joker” rounds are being kept mystery until the race day.
1st SEP 2021
15th SEP 2021
Indy Oval, America Fixed Setup Oval with iR18 Indycar
29th SEP 2021
13th OCT 2021
Joker Round – Mystery Circuit
20th OCT 2021
Monza Italy Fixed Setup with Lotus 49
3rd NOV 2021
Silverstone, UK (double points)
22nd SEP 2021
Joker Round - Mystery Circuit
FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE
All eight rounds of the E1 Championship will be broadcast live on TV via eGG Network or online through E1 Championship’s Facebook page every Wednesday 9:00pm (Malaysian time, GMT +8) on race day.