The goal it took Formula E 53 races to achieve

The goal it took Formula E 53 races to achieve

Even before his series had held its first race, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag had wanted gamers to compete alongside real-life drivers. But he did not know if such technology existed, which is why it took nearly five years to achieve the aim

The Paris ABB FIA Formula E event is a true city race, with its track winding its way around the history of Les Invalides, which provides a stunning backdrop. Its location also meant a traffic nightmare for series CEO and founder Alejandro Agag, who almost missed the launch event for FE's new 'ghost racing' game.

That may sound trivial, but the game itself is a serious project and its launch was a key goal FE set many years ago.

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