London - The all-electric Formula E series trumpeted a breakthrough on Friday with the launch of a 'Virtually Live Ghost Racing' game enabling fans to compete against the drivers in real time on mobile devices.
The game, free to download on iOS and Android, will be operational from the eighth round of the season in Paris on Saturday.
"I promised that one day our fans will be able to race against their favourite drivers in real time, making them a part of the racing more than ever before," said chief executive Alejandro Agag in a statement.
"And now this dream is a reality."
Formula E, which is now in its fifth season, said the game was the first of its kind and would revolutionise "fan participation and in-play options compared to other sporting disciplines".