Due to the coronavirus crisis, IndyCar and Nascar have moved to iRacing simulated competition. Max Esterson has found himself coaching pros like ive-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.
By A.J. Baime
Max Esterson, 17, a junior at Regis High School in New York City, on his iRacing “sim rig,” as told to A.J. Baime. I started iRacing—a platform for computer-based motor racing simulation—in 2013, when I was 10. I drove with a steering wheel clamped to my desk for the first five years. Then I upgraded to my current system. It is a simulated racing car on simulated racetracks. The sim rig is a tube frame with a seat mounted, a steering wheel with paddles to shift gears, just like in a real racing car, and brake and throttle pedals that measure the pressure you put on them, justlike in a real racing car.
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