Formula E VR Driving Experience Pits Fans Against Sebastien Buemi
September 28, 2017

Formula E VR Driving Experience Pits Fans Against Sebastien Buemi

Virtually Live, an immersive VR entertainment platform for live events ,  has launched an exciting Formula E related VR driving experience for visitors to the Red Bull Media World at the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Luzern .

Virtually Live has partnered with the FIA Formula E Championship to re-create races live in VR to enable fans to participate in the race as if they would be attending in person. As a result, Virtually Live has used last Season’s Paris ePrix race-track and created an exciting VR driving competition that can be experienced in the Red Bull Media World until January 31, 2018.

Visitors to the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz will have the chance to compete over two laps to beat Renault eDams driver Sébastien Buemi’s fastest time at last Season’s Paris ePrix, by driving in VR using Virtually Live’s proprietary technology.  

Fans unable to visit the exhibition can nevertheless download the Virtually Live Formula E VR App on the relevant VR App Stores, and experience Season 3 ePrixs in immersive VR with complete freedom of movement, where they can go anywhere on the track during the ePrixs – including the perspective from inside any driver’s car, but also have the chance to drive and set their own lap time. 

Oliver Weingarten, director of Motorsport at Virtually Live, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Red Bull Media World to provide visitors to the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz with a cutting-edge VR driving experience, showcasing our relationship with Formula E. Virtually Live by re-creating Formula E ePrixs live in immersive VR by ingesting the live telemetry from the drivers’ cars. This has enabled us to give fans a unique opportunity to compete in VR against Sébastien Buemi’s fastest lap at last Season’s Paris ePrix. We look forward to seeing who comes out on top early next year.” 

Sébastien Buemi adds: "The level of detail and realism in the ‘Virtually Live Driving Experience’ is incredible. This is a really innovative experience, which allows me to engage with my fans, at the same time as giving them the experience of driving my Formula E car in VR around the Paris ePrix track.“