London, England, (March 9, 2021) – Formula E: Accelerate – the six race esports series, featuring 24 of the fastest sim racers and all 12 real-world Formula E teams – begins the race towards its finale with Round 4, streaming on Formula E’s social media channels on Thursday March 11, 19.00 GMT.

The series, currently led by Erhan Jajovski representing ROKiT Venturi Racing, sees drivers and teams competing for the title, as well as a drive in a real-life Gen2 car and a share of a minimum €100,000 prize pool.

This week’s race is also the first in a partnership between Formula E and Sport Buff on Twitch. Sport Buff offers real-time engagement with Formula E: Accelerate, in the form of predictions, polls, trivia and more, letting fans play with and against their friends.

Hannah Brown, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Formula E, said: “Formula E teams compete on the most competitive grid in motorsport. Formula E: Accelerate allows fans and drivers to experience the same level of intense competition in the virtual world. We are broadcasting live on our digital and social channels, and now including real-time interaction through our new partnership with Sport Buff on Twitch.

“Round 4 promises to be a great show with our elite real-world Formula E drivers showing their sim skills on the virtual Diriyah track, alongside expert analysis from Romain Grosjean and Mercedes-EQ Team Principal Ian James.”

Formula E’s partners have signed up to support virtual racing. Allianz is the competition’s Premier Partner, with ABB and DHL also signing up as Official Partners of Formula E: Accelerate.