Carroll misses big sim race jackpot
Formula Ford 1600 racer Graham Carroll missed out on a podium in Formula E’s milliondollar sim race in Las Vegas last Saturday after a crash that cost him as much as £25,000 in prize money.
The Scottish driver was one of 10 gamers to earn the right to join the 20 professional Formula E drivers in a one-of-a-kind esports event held as part of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
He qualified fourth in the shootout and made a move on Aleksi UusiJaakkola for third at midway stage. Carroll ran side-by-side with Uusi-jaakkola and David Greco down the startfinish straight but the other two made contact as they approached the first corner and hit Carroll, who was boxed in on the inside.
The trio speared into the barriers and Carroll retired, consigning him to £16,500 in prize money instead of the £41,000 he could have won for third.
Gamer Bono Huis won the race. Felix Rosenqvist was the top professional driver in second.