RaceatHome-F1 Esports Virtual GP tomorrow how to watch

Tanya Simon
April 6, 2020

After the virtual Vietnam Grand Prix is over, a special F1 Esports Pro Exhibition race featuring esports gamers will follow from 9:30pm (BST).

Rosberg's comments were apparently taken at face value by F1 which told Sky Sports on the spot that it would go out of its way to ship and install a simulator at the former Mercedes driver's home to allow him to join the Virtual Grand Prix Series grid in short order!

Five current Formula 1 drivers have confirmed that they will be taking part in the second F1 eSports Virtual Grand Prix this weekend. Lundgaard had qualified on pole but a freaky penalty saw him dropped down the grid and gave Leclerc a free run at victory, which he took by 14 seconds from Lundgaard by the virtual chequered flag.

"It was unbelievably hard", Leclerc said after the race.

"I'm sweating like insane", Leclerc said afterwards.

"Everyone was very, very quick and I think we all knew before going into this race the one who will make the least mistakes would win, basically, because we are all very close in pace". "But I put quite a lot of hours into it".

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Formula 2 driver Lundgaard took pole position ahead of Leclerc and another sim racing novice, Williams F1 driver George Russell.

Ferrari has revealed it will run its usual driver Charles Leclerc, and is expected to also field his younger brother and recent Ferrari Driver Academy signing Arthur.

Several current F1 drivers also competed, with Britain's George Russell finishing on the podium in third for his "real life" team Williams.

The next Virtual GP will take place in two weeks' time on the virtual Shanghai circuit.

Red Bull's Alexander Albon climbed to third on the opening lap before spinning of the exit of the high-speed Turns 11/12 down to 15th place.

A number of drivers picked up penalties for corner cutting, including multiples for Johnny Herbert as he finished 17th for Alfa Romeo, but there was a notable F1 2019 debut for Jenson Button, who qualified 0.9s off Norris and finished 11th in the sole McLaren in the race having been in the mix for points throughout.

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