Virtual Dutch GP Results & Standings: Albon wins after thrilling battle with Leclerc

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Interlagos hosted the Virtual Dutch GP, and what a race it ended up being because the F1 stars shone.

There is discuss of Formula 1 returning behind closed doorways in July, however for now, the Virtual GP’s are right here to remain.

Charles Leclerc gained final time within the Chinese GP, his second victory in a row. Leclerc has been the category of the sphere since becoming a member of for Vietnam, regardless of solely selecting up F1 2019 round a month in the past. Five different present F1 stars alongside plenty of celebrities have been seeking to cease the Ferrari man.

This weekend was meant to have the first Dutch GP since the 1980’s hosted on the revamped Zandvoort circuit. Codemasters have given us a sneak preview of how the monitor will look in F1 2020, however the circuit isn’t obtainable in F1 2019.

The followers spoke and so they voted for Brazil’s Interlagos to be showcased at present. The Sao Paulo monitor has hosted some classics over the a long time and produced an unbelievable spectacle within the digital world?

Virtual Dutch GP Highlights

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Stoffel Vandoorne certified in pole place nevertheless it all went pear-shaped for the Belgian off the road. The Mercedes driver collected George Russell and Pietro Fittipaldi in what was an enormous first nook crash.

It was deja-vu for viewers as Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc have been left battling for the lead after the T1 pile-up. The pair swapped locations nearly each lap with some sensible overtaking maneuvers on present.

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Nicholas Latifi and Antonio Giovinazzi have been each working within the prime 5 throughout their opening stints however the pair ended up colliding at Turn 5. Giovinazzi retired from the race, whereas Latifi dropped out of the factors however later recovered.

Albon went longer for his first stint than Leclerc and opted for the quicker medium tyres for his second stint. The battle between the pair raged for your complete race with the lead typically altering thrice a lap.

Albon noticed the checkered flag first however Leclerc’s three-second penalty for monitor extensions was the deciding issue. This time penalty dropped the Ferrari driver beneath Russell too, who had a superb restoration after being caught up within the first nook crash.

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Lando Norris did make the race however suffered a drive-through penalty for a leap begin. When the McLaren driver did take his penalty, he suffered one other five-second penalty for dashing within the pit lane. Despite that although, Norris nonetheless managed to complete in tenth, a positive drive in the long run.

Virtual Dutch GP outcomes

So it was Ablon in P1, adopted onto the rostrum by Russell and Leclerc, however the place did everybody else end?

Position Driver Team
1 Alex Albon Red Bull Racing
2 George Russell Williams
3 Charles Leclerc FDA Hublot Esports Team
4 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes
5 Esteban Gutierrez Mercedes
6 Christian Lundgaard Renault
7 Enzo Fittipaldi FDA Hublot Esports Team
8 Louis Deletraz Haas
9 Nicholas Latifi Williams
10 Lando Norris McLaren
11 David Schumacher Racing Point
12 Petter Solberg Renault
13 Ben Stokes Red Bull Racing
14 Juan Manuel Correa Alfa Romeo
15 Alessio Romagnoli Alpha Tauri
16 Jelle van Vucht McLaren
17 Stuart Broad Alpha Tauri
18 Jimmy Broadbent Racing Point
19 (DNF) Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
20 (DNF) Pietro Fittipaldi Haas

Social Media Reaction

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Most of the response on Twitter was centred across the battle for the lead.

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The battle was harking back to the slipstream-fest that we’re used to seeing on the Indy 500, not Formula 1!

It was all clear up entrance although, with the leaders not getting any issues from backmarkers.

What’s the subsequent spherical?

The subsequent spherical of the Virtual GP season will happen in every week’s time. This time will probably be the Spanish GP, which will likely be raced on the Circuit de Catalunya.

Keep your eyes peeled on our web site for the entire driver bulletins forward of the race!

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