In recent years, it has become possible to drive on a circuit for a low price... right from your sofa! Video games are becoming more and more sophisticated, to the point that official competitions have emerged on different platforms. And there are all kinds of them!
Between arcade and simulation
Among the best known are of course Gran Turismo, but also the official games of Formula 1 and the WRC. Between arcade and simulations, these platforms have their own championships where players from all over the world compete. Do you prefer the world of two-wheelers? No worries, MotoGP also organises a championship with its official game.
Just as if you were there!
For the thrill-seekers, there are also genuine simulation games with seats and a steering wheel to enjoy. Generally a little less elaborate graphically, they do however perfectly reproduce the dynamics and behaviour of a real car. Some of the best known are Assetto Corsa, rFactor or iRacing. And they all have their own championships!
Everyone gets in on the action
Esports didn't wait for Covid to happen to hit the ground running. But being confined to their home gave some people the desire to take up the sport, notably renowned drivers such as Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Charles Leclercq and even Romain Grosjean! The Frenchman even created his own esport team. Some brands also took part in the game by sponsoring the best players. Porsche even went so far as to create a virtual version of its Porsche Cup on the iRacing platform. Want to get started? Now all you have to do is choose a game and get going!