Because he cheated at a computer game: raises Audi formula-E-Pilot Abt out

The "FIG Formula E Race at Home Challenge in Support of UNICEF" is an E-Sports series, which was launched in mid-April from the formula E into life. The virtu

Because he cheated at a computer game: raises Audi formula-E-Pilot Abt out

The "FIG Formula E Race at Home Challenge in Support of UNICEF" is an E-Sports series, which was launched in mid-April from the formula E into life. The virtual up have to settle for hosting a test run of eight championship races in the period between the 18. April and 7. June 2020. The organizers would like to extend the race and the season 2019/2020 in the virtual space, since the races in 'Real Life' are suspended due to the Corona pandemic.

Thematically, the event gathers series in addition, donations for the global Coronavirus-Fund of Unicef.

In contrast to the race with real electric cars to Race at Home' but not necessarily, who is in the virtual Cockpit. Here the Abbot had scented seems to have his Chance.

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The fifth race of the series, played on the virtual course from Berlin-Tempelhof, landed Daniel Abt on the Podium: third place, behind winner Oliver Rowland, and the second-placed Stoffel Vandoorne. A strong performance from the Abbot, which, however, some experts seemingly suspicious.

racers are not reported, sat at the wheel

The "world", that already during the race, according to the not were that the 27-year-old racing driver sits at the wheel. So the Abbot had turned off during an interview, for example, his video camera. Also in the race even hid his face Abbot behind a microphone. Formula 1-inside Scuderia allegations: Vettel is Out for a long time PCP formula 1 decided-inside Scuderia allegations: Vettel is Out for a long time

decided "I wonder if it really is the Abbot was, of the dangers," was, among other things, the second-placed Vandoorne to consider. Previously, the Belgians had been involved in a lap-long duel with the Abbot virtual Audi.

After the race, then the first job message for the Abbot: back Due to a subsequent penalty, the nephew of the former DTM pilot Christian Abt was from the third to the sixth place. A day after the race, the full extent of the scandal was clear that the Abbot had not controlled the virtual car actually. Instead, eSports professional, Lorenz Hörzing sat behind the steering Wheel.

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Audi has to have real consequences from the incident

the Abbot took a position to the allegations: "I would like to apologize to the formula E, all my Fans, my Team and fellow riders say that I have taken for the race on Saturday outside help," said the 27-year-old. "I haven't taken it as seriously as I should have. I'm very sorry, because I know how much work on the part of the formula E was put into this project.“ Polestar 1 in the Test to be As economical Volvo's Hybrid force grumpy with 600 HP really PCP Polestar 1 in the Test to be As economical Volvo's Hybrid force grumpy with 600 HP really

The organizers of the racing series did not hesitate to draw drastic conclusions from the misstep: the Abbot not only the points of the Berlin-were cancelled race, but also all the other points from the current season of the "Race at Home", however, well known. In addition, Abt 10,000 euros must donate to a charity of his choice. Hörzing was, however, only been disqualified in its class, the eSports professionals at the "Race at Home Challenge," reports the world.

After all: Abbot, the penalty is accepted and referred to then re-position. "It is clear to me that my Offense has a bitter aftertaste, but it was never meant to be malicious intent out. Of course I accept the disqualification from the race. In addition, I will donate 10,000 euros to a charity project.“

So the whole thing was not eaten, however. At least not for the racing team of Audi: The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Abt is banned for its digital Offense for all times from the real racing cars of the group. The SZ quoted the Ingolstadt-based car maker: "integrity, transparency and consistent adherence to all applicable rules, Audi is a top priority."

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This article was written by Tobias steel

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Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 03:26

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