A new Esports Virtual Grand Prix Series featuring some of the current F1 drivers has been announced today by Formula 1. After racing has now been suspended due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, the new Series will allow fans to watch Formula 1 virtually.
First Race This Weekend
Each race postponement will see a virtual race taking place, this weekend The Bahrain Grand Prix was due to take place so the first VR race will be held. Each race weekend thereafter will see the real F1 race replaced by the Virtual Grand Prix.Current F1 drivers along with a selection of stars to be announced in due course, will line up on the grid but will be participating remotely with live broadcasts from Gfinity Esports Arena on Sunday 22nd March from 8:00pm.
Where You Can Watch The Races
You can watch the broadcast on F1’s official YouTube channel, Twitch and Facebook Channels. The race is set to run for around an hour as drivers race a 50% length track with 28 laps. The game settings will be arrange to suit different drivers skill set to make the race as competitive as possible.As for non-race weekends, fans will see Formula 1 host online exhibition races where fans globally will have the chance to race against F1 drivers. Keep an eye on F1’s social media pages, as more details of these races will emerge over the coming weeks.Head of Digital Business and Esports Julian Tan said,“ We are pleased to be able to bring some light relief in the form of F1 Esports Virtual GP, in these unpredictable times, as we hope to entertain fans missing the regular sporting action. With every major sports league in the world unable to compete, it is a great time to highlight the benefits of esports and the incredible skill that’s on show.”