Daniel Abt guilty of using a ringer to drive for him in Formula E esport race

  • German fined €10,000 and stripped of points for third place
  • Rivals Vandoorne and Vergne raised suspicions immediately

The Audi Formula E driver Daniel Abt has been found guilty of using a ringer to drive for him in the Formula E esportchampionship. Abt has been disqualified from the race, fined €10,000 and as stripped of all his points after it was discovered he used a professional esport racer to compete in his place.

The race took place on Saturday as part of the Formula E Race at Home Challenge Series, a virtual championship taking place while real racing is on hold because of coronavirus. Abt had qualified in second place at the virtual Flughafen Tempelhof circuit in Berlin and finished in third behind Oliver Rowland and the former F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne.

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