Five present F1 drivers will compete within the second Virtual Grand Prix

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Proper Formula One races are off in the interim resulting from Covid-19 coronavirus public well being considerations. A pair weeks again, F1 organised the primary Virtual Grand Prix race in F1 2019, vowing to proceed internet hosting esports races as long as the reside ones had been cancelled. The first race featured just a few present F1 drivers behind the controller together with a smattering of different celebrities, drivers, and esports race people. This weekend brings 5 present vroom vroom racing people to the grid.

“This weekend’s Grand Prix will take place on the Albert Park track, traditionally used for the Australian Grand Prix, on the weekend originally scheduled for Hanoi’s inaugural Street Circuit race in Vietnam,” say the F1 Esports Series. “The Vietnam circuit is currently not available on the 2019 official F1 video game so drivers will show off their skills on the Albert Park circuit.”

Current—or could be present given the circumstances—F1 drivers Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi are all a part of this weekend’s lineup.

As with the primary race, F1 say that the vary of talent ranges with digital racing from rivals imply they’ll be enjoying with some customized guidelines. Some of them are used to being on a correct observe, aye? Special settings embrace “running equal car performance with fixed setups, reduced vehicle damage, and optional anti-lock brakes and traction control for those less familiar with the game.”

F1 are livestreaming the occasion on YouTube and Twitch. It kicks off at 8:00pm (BST) on Sunday April 5 beginning with grid place qualifiers adopted by the 28-lap race.

In the meantime, you’ll be able to try the Bahrain race to see how Norris and Lafti fared within the first Virtual Grand Prix.


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