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.
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.