Driver hit for using stand-in

Sports | 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.

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