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The last Nissan gamer-racer still standing

22-Mar-19

While Nissan has culled many of its drivers, arguably its most successful and highest profile gamer-turned-racer Jann Mardenborough has kept his place. Will he be the last of the manufacturer-backed motorsport sim graduates? read more

How FIA Esports interest could change motorsport

22-Jan-19

The FIA's desire to follow Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship into Esports is not an attempt to jump on the bandwagon - instead it could inform the future of motorsport read more

The fundamental racing set-up divide in Forza Esports

16-Jan-19

A key element of the Le Mans Esports Series set-up prompted a split response from the sim racing community when the new contest was launched but, as the championship builds towards its finale at the 24 Hours, its philosophy is proving correct read more

Ferrari "seriously" looking at Esports F1 team, considering Netflix

18-May-19

Ferrari is "seriously" looking at setting up an Esports programme having been the only Formula 1 team yet to embrace the concept up to now read more

Structure for $100,000 Le Mans Eports prize revealed

18-May-19

The structure for the $100,000 Le Mans Esports Super Final prize fund has been revealed ahead of the event that will take place at the World Endurance Championship finale read more

Format revealed for Le Mans Esports Super Final at Le Mans 24 Hours

02-May-19

The Le Mans Esports series has revealed the format of its Super Final that will celebrate the "spirit" of the Le Mans 24 Hours during the 2019 race read more

Le Mans Esports Series final field close to completion

30-Apr-19

The initial grid for the Le Mans Esports Series final that will take place at the World Endurance Championship's Le Mans 24 Hours season finale has been set read more

F1 Esports series' prize more 'more than doubled' for third season

10-Apr-19

Formula 1 will bring back its official Esports competition for a third season and has "more than doubled" its prize money for 2019 to a total of $500,000 read more

Blancpain organiser SRO launches E-Sport GT Series

31-Mar-19

The Stephane Ratel Organisation has launched its first official virtual racing championship, SRO E-Sport GT Series, using Assetto Corsa Competizione in partnership with developer Kunos Simulazioni read more

The rivalry that helped Gran Turismo World Finalist Nicolas Rubilar

22-Mar-19

The first driver to qualify for the 2019 FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships World Final, Nicolas Rubilar, can trace his path back to a long-running rivalry read more

What we learned from Gran Turismo's first 2019 World Tour round

22-Mar-19

The FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships kicked off its second season in Paris with an event that began the 2019 World Tour read more

Rubilar wins Paris Gran Turismo Nations Cup Esport round

19-Mar-19

Nicolas Rubilar sealed victory in the FIA Gran Turismo Championships Nations Cup during the first event of the 2019 World Tour in Paris, qualifying for the World Final read more

Aston Martin gets FIA-backed Gran Turismo Manufacturer Series title

19-Mar-19

Aston Martin clinched the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships Manufacturer Series win in Paris after finishing first in the final race of four read more

FIA-backed Gran Turismo Championships to kick off 2019 in Paris

19-Mar-19

The 2019 season of the FIA-certified PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Championships kicks off this weekend with the first World Tour event in Paris read more

Fernando Alonso launches new Esports team, Chadwick among drivers

14-Mar-19

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has launched a new Esports team, with BRDC British Formula 3 Championship race winner Jamie Chadwick among its drivers read more

Codemasters on Motorsport Network partnership and Esports' future

14-Mar-19

Codemasters - the developer behind the DiRT, GRID and official Formula 1 game series for Xbox, PlayStation and PC - has signed a partnership with Autosport's parent body the Motorsport Network read more

Apex Online Racing launches 'Esports Team Tournament'

14-Mar-19

Apex Online Racing has announced the launch of a new 'Esports Team Tournament' on Codemasters' F1 2018, in partnership with broadcaster Events House and boasting a £5000 prize pool read more

NASCAR Heat 3 to release update for 2019 Cup series Daytona opener

14-Mar-19

The NASCAR Heat 3 video game will be updated for the 2019 season ahead of this weekend's Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 read more

F1 duo Verstappen and Norris team-up for iRacing's Bathurst 12 Hour

14-Mar-19

Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will join together at Team Redline to compete in the virtual world for the Bathurst 12 Hour competition held on iRacing read more

An Esports driver could reach Formula 1 'within 10 years'

14-Mar-19

An Esports competitor could race in Formula 1 within the next 10 years, according to F1's head of marketing read more