E1 Championship Pit Stop Recap: Rev up for Round 7
We're so close to the finishing line of the E1 Championship, with the penultimate round of races happening tonight. With a US$15,000 prize pool on the line, who's hungry enough for the champions cash prize and win the sim racing series?
Here's what you need to know to get ready for Round 7:
The top 3 of Race 1 saw a very different line-up than usual. Instead of current league leaders Naquib Azlan (Stratos Motorsport) and Mikko Nassi (Team Safehouse), we see RSG's Ayman Aqeem, BlackWolf Racing's Kalen Chin, and Scuderia Stratos' Ariff Azmi in the top seats of Race 1. Although Azlan held the lead in the majority of the race, he gave up his P1 spot when going to the pit stop, allowing Aqeem to take over his throne. Nevertheless, the Stratos Motorsport driver got the fastest lap time. This marks Azmi's first ever podium win, and the second one for Chin.
Aqeem was on fire in Round 6, winning two races in a row to much glee (check out how he celebrated his two-race win). Nassi lead the pack after taking over i1 Racing’s Ben Seek by Lap 3, but not before Azlan surpassed him by Lap 5 and held onto P1 for most of the race once again. However, after the Stratos driver's pit stop (which lowered his standings), Nassi and Aqeem contested for the P1 spot before the latter emerged victorious.
Overall E1 Championship standings
The league leaders of the E1 Championship remain the same, with Azlan and Nassi holding the top with 261 and 214 points, respectively. Despite Aqeem's exceptional performance in Round 6, he's still 68 points behind Azlan, so it's a possible but difficult task for him to overthrow the king. With two races left to go and huge point differences, it's pretty straightforward to predict who could win the sim racing tournament.
If you’d like a more detailed rundown of last week’s race, we got it for you right here.
E1 Championship Season Zero is organised by eGG Network, Axle Esports and Astro, in partnership with RaceRoom and eRacing GP.