Who’s racing, methods to watch, format, Pro exhibition race, Leclerc, Albon, Russell, celeb racers & extra

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The digital paddock heads to Spain for an additional epic night of racing with F1 and celeb drivers.

Formula 1’s Virtual Grand Prix Series goes again to again!

Sunday noticed an astounding race at Brazil’s Interlagos monitor for the Virtual Dutch GP. Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc fought wheel-to-wheel for the entire race after surviving a chaotic begin.

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Albon finally took the win, denying Leclerc a third-straight victory. Who will take the honours this weekend because the Virtual GP heads to Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Virtual Spanish GP?

Virtual Spanish GP F1 drivers

As ever, some F1 drivers will probably be participating within the Virtual Spanish GP.

We can anticipate to see Leclerc, Albon, and George Russell participate once more, together with Antonio Giovinazzi, Nicholas Latifi, and Lando Norris – although none of them are confirmed simply but.

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We are nonetheless ready on the remainder of the F1 grid to get entangled. Carlos Sainz raced in China, and on Sunday’s stream Pierre Gasly mentioned he will probably be getting concerned as soon as he’s again within the UK.

Sebastian Vettel has additionally taken supply of a sim rig, so we hope the four-time World Drivers’ Champion will quickly be a part of the grid.

Junior drivers

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Numerous up-and-coming drivers have taken half within the races thus far. Louis Deletraz, Pietro Fittipaldi, and Guanyu Zhou have been the celebs thus far.

Sunday noticed F3 driver David Schumacher, son of Ralf, be a part of the grid too, so we will anticipate extra future F1 stars to compete.

Celebrity racers

Sunday noticed a battle of crickets as Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad took half within the race. Will we get the same contest in Spain?

Given the digital race takes place close to Barcelona it will be wonderful to get some Catalan heroes on the grid. Does Lionel Messi have a sim rig??

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Others like Ian Poulter and Thibaut Courtois have additionally been very lively within the sim racing neighborhood since lockdown so it will be cool to see them race too.

F1 Esports Pro Exhibition Race

The final three Virtual GP races have been preceded by a “just for fun” F1 esports race.

The grid is made up of the celebs of the F1 esports world like two-time champion Brendon Leigh and final yr’s winner David Tonizza.

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Sunday noticed Red Bull’s Marcel Kiefer take a dominant win earlier than lending his technical and tactical data to Alex Albon.

With the sector remarkably shut and immensely gifted the races have been a outstanding sight.

How to observe

The F1 Esports Pro Exhibition Race will take begin at 5pm BST on Sunday, 10 May.

It will probably be streamed dwell on Formula 1’s official YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch accounts.

The Virtual Spanish GP will comply with with a begin time of 6pm BST. It will probably be streamed on the identical channels, with broadcasts dwell world wide (verify native TV listings).

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