In case you haven’t seen it, both NASCAR and F1 did televised virtual races. NASCAR went the Iracing route and f1 went the f1 game route.
The nascar version was excellent and I would recommend it. They did a terrific job of making it as close to one of their televised races as possible given everything going on.
The field of drivers was also representative of the normal field with additions from retirement and the truck racing world. I know absolutely nothing about NASCAR and am a terrible source of opinion about it. However, as a nascar noob, I found the overall show to be pretty impressive and thoughtfully done. Fun was had, but racing is racing.
The F1 production was less interesting in that it wasn’t as well produced, was technically less smooth, and generally was more of a casual effort. A couple of the f1 drivers were present but the field was mostly development team guys and celebs like Jimmy. Still, some good fun and Jimmy did well.
Iracing as a platform is the clear winner here. It handled the big field beautifully. The race mostly felt realistic although the shadows feel slightly off.
What did you guys think? Was it enjoyable enough to watch more? Do you think this might accidentally create a whole new wave of interest in racing if it catches on?