Car­roll misses big sim race jackpot

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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.

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