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You E-diot! Formula E driver booted off Audi team after getting video game ace to take his place in online race

Cuddles Silver badge

Missing the point

"he argued that simulated racing is a long way from the real thing, and the real-life drivers can be forgiven for not adjusting."

Yes, absolutely. Video games are very different from real racing, and it's entirely understanable that drivers would struggle when asked to suddenly start doing what is effectively an entirely different job. It's also understandable that someone used to doing well competing at one sport might be disappointed when they don't do as well at a new one that wasn't even their choice to start competing in. But none of that is an excuse for cheating. He's a professional who is paid to do a particular job. He refused to do it and cheated instead. "It's not the same as my normal job so I cheated in a charity competition" is not an apology, and indicates exactly how much forgiveness this individual deserves.

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