Over the weekend, F1 esports star Enzo Bonito beat former F1 driver Lucas Di Grassi in a one-on-one race. Eurogamer reports that the 2019 Race of Champions in Mexico, which Bonito took part in, attracted several high profile motorsports stars, and they note that this is just further eveidence of the esports racing world blending with real-life motorsports. Check out the full race on Twitter, and I embedded some dash cam footage of the short course here. Bonito faced up against Di Grassi in a preliminary round, taking part in a head-to-head with the pair behind the wheel of Vuhl 05s, ending up ahead over the tight, winding course by over half a second. It's some achievement, and part of the burgeoning creep of sim racing into real world motorsports. Sim racing has its first FIA-endorsed champion in the shape of Igor Fraga, the Brazilian also emerging successful at last week's McLaren Shadow Project finals - all while he pursues his own real-life racing career. Bonito, meanwhile, is part of the same Team Redline set-up that includes F1 star Max Verstappen - who's just as brilliant on the virtual track as he in the real world.