We all had a lot of fun racing at Belgium, even though Xbox Live went down to play havoc with the evening early on. It was perhaps a prelude to the sad moment that occurred in the F2 race when the driver, Anthoine Hubert, lost his life on Saturday. It overshadowed the real-world race and anything that took place last week in our session, so I think it’s best we honour that man by looking at some of his racing highlights.
Let’s look forward at the race tonight that heads to the fastest race circuit of the year, Monza. It’s all about speed and downforce to ensure your car won’t go flying off the track. It’s easy as the track layout might be, it poses some tough chicanes and corners that’ll push our cars to the max. One thing is for sure, that first chicane is going to cause havoc off the starting line.
Here is the current point standing for this season (A quick reminder: The points are just for some bragging rights and nothing else – you can still win prizes at the end of this year by just participating. Check the details further below).
Please note: The points below are calculated as of the last race, Hungary. Position 1-20 will join Glenn’s lobby tonight, while the remainder and newcomers will join mine (details on our gamertags below):
Don’t see your name on the list? It’s because you don’t have any points yet. Hopefully, we see your name there for the next race.
How does this work?
Total number of races: 3
Race 1 = 5 laps, Collisions off, Damage off.
Race 2 = 5 laps, Collisions on, Damage off.
Race 3 = 25%, Collisions on, Damage on.
Should you crash out then it’s bad luck. There are no restarts, as in the real world of F1. Points are awarded, as you would expect in an F1 season, but it’s there purely for bragging rights. Considering that there are two lobbies we have decided to take the best times over both races to determine the top drivers every night. The safety car is turned off and pit assistance turned on in both lobbies to keep things fair.
If you’re keen to check it out before taking part, there will be streams live on Mixer on the evenings.
Uhmm… I just want to know how I can win things?
To win you need to participate in these Friday evening events, by taking part in at least five races over the 2019 season. It’s as simple as that. Should you play a minimum of five races you’ll be entered into the lucky draw where you can win a Thrustmaster steering wheel (thanks to Megarom Interactive) and a locally produced G-Force Sim racing chair, which takes place after the last race at the end of this season. Glenn Alexander (Xbox Playdates ZA host) will stream the draw live. So, don’t worry if you’re a bit of
Here is our prize winner from last year enjoying a game of F1 2018. This year it could be you.
That is one amazing prize (especially if you’re a racing fan), but there will be several other games up for grabs on that same evening, thanks to Apex Interactive.
How do I get started?
Add Glenn Alexander (GlennZA) or myself (dawid22) to your list of friends on the Xbox One and we’ll send you an invite as soon as we see that you’ve started up the game on the evening, or you can just join our race when you see our lobbies up and running. Should you not hear anything, be sure to send either of us a message via Xbox Live.
If you have any other questions, be sure to ask us in the comments, social media or message us on Xbox Live.
Again, a huge thanks to our sponsors, Megarom Interactive (Thrustmaster), G-Force Sim (racing chair) and Apex Interactive (various games).