Driver hit for using stand-inSports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 26 May 2020
Racing driver Daniel Abt was disqualified from a virtual Formula E race after admitting he got a professional gamer to take his place at the console.
Abt was also ordered to make a "compulsory donation" of 10,000 euros (HK$84,450)to charity and stripped of his third-place finish. Pro esports gamer Lorenz Hoerzing, 18, had replaced the German in the 'sim' for the race around Berlin-Tempelhof.
Abt, 27, raised suspicions because his video camera was switched off during an interview.