Eleven Sports will screen the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge in support of Unicef live to motorsports fans from this Saturday.
As part of Formula E’s fundraising partnership with Unicef, the all-electric street racing series is set to enter the online world.
An eight-week esports competition featuring all the teams and drivers from the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, as well as a selection of top gamers will begin this weekend. Races will be staged each Saturday, culminating in a Grand Final scheduled for June 13.
Eleven’s viewers in Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Taiwan, Japan and Myanmar, will be able to watch two live races each weekend, as the Formula E drivers and gamers during a single 90-minute broadcast.
The challenge will feature two separate grids running in parallel, one comprised of drivers from the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the other one filled by some of the fastest gamers and influencers.
The winning gamer will make the transition from the gaming world to secure real-life track time on a Formula E circuit during a race weekend.
Donations from the competition will be directed by Unicef to comprehensive emergency projects around the world, such as those contributing to the supply of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and setting up home learning schemes for children currently out of school.