Challenge Heineken: Nico Rosberg, David Coultard & Roberto Carlos take to the digital F1 grid this weekend

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One of F1’s greatest sponsors is sending the 2016 champion into battle this weekend!

Virtual Formula 1 has taken the highlight this yr in an enormous method.

While the shocking driver moves shook up the F1 grid for 2021 and a spotlight begins to show to F1 2020, this weekend sees a surprising F1 return in digital type…

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Nico Rosberg returns to F1 motion

The 2016 World Drivers’ Champion Nico Rosberg can be collaborating on this weekend’s digital F1 occasion, Challenge Heineken.

Rosberg, who retired nearly instantly after his WDC triumph, can be considered one of three former F1 drivers collaborating on this weekend’s occasion.

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Rosberg can be joined by former McLaren and Red Bull driver David Coultard, in addition to ex-Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos. Brazilian footballing icon Roberto Carlos will even be becoming a member of the trio as Heineken ambassadors getting in on the motion!

Challenge one: One v one

The first problem will include a two-car, one-lap shoot-out, as one driver faces off towards one other. It’s better of three, so first driver to take two wins goes by means of.

Coulthard and Carlos will face off first round Interlagos, then Rosberg and Doornbos will face the identical circuit. The winners will progress to the ultimate, whereas the losers will go to a Third-place playoff race, each of which can be on the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

The winner will get two factors, with the runner-up getting one.

Challenge two: Defending The Crown

The second problem takes us to Abu Dhabi, the scene of Nico Rosberg’s emotional and dramatic WRC triumph with Mercedes. Here, our quartet will line up in reverse order of which they completed the earlier occasion.

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This five-lap race will see the 4 drivers battle it out for the win, with three factors on supply for the win, two for second, and one for third.

Challenge 3: Influencer Grid

Our remaining problem will see a grid of 12 influencers and content material creators tackle Coulthard and Rosberg round a circuit but to be decided. Viewers on Twitch may have the chance to determine the circuit with a vote that can go stay as soon as it’s introduced, so hold your eyes peeled on the prime of the present.

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This 25% race places the duo on the entrance of the grid, and their problem is to carry again the chasing pack. Once once more, it’s three factors for a win, two for second, and one for ending within the prime 5. There’s additionally one bonus level on supply for the quickest lap, making a complete of 9 for the entire problem.

How to look at

As ever, the digital F1 occasion can be streamed stay on Formula 1’s YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook channels.

The occasion will begin at 6pm BST on Sunday, 17 May.

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