Esports: Wehrlein ends Guenther's virtual Formula E success race

LONDON: Mahindra 's Pascal Wehrlein took a flaglights victory in the third round of Formula E 's' Race at Home Challenge' on Saturday to finish with the BMW i Andretti driver Maximilian Guenther The career of success in the esports Serie.

Starting from pole in a virtual Monaco design, the German beat the Belgian Mercedes Stoffel Vandoorne - Pole sitter in the previous two races - for 3.63 seconds with his compatriot Guenther third.

The start was very important ... after that I had a small gap and just kept up the pace. For me, it was a pretty easy race, Wehrlein said.

Guenther, winner of the previous two races as well as a test event in Monaco, had started sixth but reached third place on the first lap thanks to others getting entangled in the first corner.

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The German now leads Wehrlein, who set the fastest lap of the race, in the standings by 21 points.

The esports series is filling the gap left by the all-electric Formula E season being suspended due to COVID-19, with the regular race drivers competing on simulators from their homes around the world.

I was lucky to get through the first corner, said Vandoorne, a former Formula One driver like Wehrlein.

So Pascal was already a second and a half ahead on the first lap for all that.