FRP's F1600 driver - Max Esterson - gets recognition in the WSJ as a sim racer and coach

April 14, 2020

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.

To read the full article, please visit the link below from the Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/meet-the-teen-online-racing-whiz-pro-drivers-want-to-know-11586873621