March 22, 2020


A more-or-less not-quite official race this weekend is located at the Veloce Esports twitch channel.  As I write this at 125pm on Sunday, Quals are about to wrap up.  Here's the level of competition: F1 driver Lando Norris?  He's sixth on the grid.

And yes, there's announcers and standard-style coverage.  I don't believe I'm going to say this but cheer on the Ferraris... those are driven by yootoobers SuperGT and Jimmy Broadbent, who I've mentioned in here once or twice before.

If you need a racing fix, here's your chance.

EDIT: Okay, I take it back.  Yeesh, that was ugly.  Friggin' bumpercars.  The worst offenders were the actual racers!  I'd rather watch a Wreckfest race.

ANOTHER EDIT: So I watched the official F1 e-race.  At least the#NotTheBahGP had a full grid of real drivers and experienced simracers...the OFFICIAL F1 race had people who had never raced before in ANY manner in it.  A musician?  An Olympic cyclist (who did at least race at Le Mans in 2016)?  I don't like to swear, but it was a total sh*tshow from the moment Quals began.  Disappointing.

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1 Some entertainment activities fare better under these new societal conditions than others, I suppose. Yikes, what a mess.

Posted by: GreyDuck at March 23, 2020 08:40 AM (rKFiU)

2 F1E looked really interesting to me for a brief period of time, but they shot straight past "F1 with some interesting gimmicks to make it less team dominant" to "just gimmick racing."

Posted by: Ben at March 23, 2020 09:35 AM (osxtX)

3 Max wasn't in this, but in a different eracing event, apparently Lando crashed him off the course. He said later that Lando just meant to give him a bump, but the cars they were racing weren't well suited for that.

I guess I should figure out what twitch is/how it works, because Lando apparently does a lot of streaming, and it's supposedly quite entertaining. 

Posted by: Kathryn at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (rWZ8Y)

4 Kathryn, it's basically just live television.  People do things (concerts, play video games, build models, whatever) while people watch and interact with other viewers and in many cases the people doing things.
Here's a link.  Just search for what you want.

Posted by: Wonderduck at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (cTMj+)

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