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How the hidden side of being fast has been exposed

The lack of real track action so far this year hasn't stop drivers from keeping their racing brains 'fresh', as former F1 star Stoffel Vandoorne suggested last weekend.

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Their exciting stampede to compete in Esports events has been great fun for them, and important for society with its #stayhome undercurrents, but it has also offered onlookers a fascinating opportunity to explore the intricacies of what being fast is all about.

Several months ago, many people would have been of the view that if you get a top-line grand prix ace and give him a few hours of practice on an F1 game, he could blow the regular sim racers out of the water.

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