Formula E's 'ghost' racing game offers real-time challenge

    A screenshot of the live ghost racing game showing Formula E cars in action.

    Story highlights

    • Formula E to release virtual driving game
    • Game allows players to race drivers in real time

    (CNN)If you've ever thought you could thrash the lap times of a racing driver, now is your chance to prove it.

    Formula E has partnered with entertainment company Virtually Live to create a racing game allowing players to compete against drivers in real time inside a "ghost car."
      The game, which will be released during season five of Formula E, uses cutting-edge technology to replicate race tracks, drivers and their cars, right down to the bumps.
        "It is impressive how much detail has gone in to the finer aspects of the game such as recreation of the environment and signage to ensure the fan experience replicates what is happening on track," Oliver Weingarten, Director of Content Development for Virtually Live, told CNN Sport.
        "Someone can be sitting at home or even in the stands with their device, with the race taking place in front of them and they can effectively be participating and racing alongside Formula E drivers on the actual track during the live race."