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The first in the official Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix series is here. The F1 Esports Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix will go live today at 8:00PM (GMT) and you can live stream the whole event below.
The F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix Series is Formula 1’s way of ensuring that fans will be able to watch some racing on weekends when a real grand prix should be taking place. This weekend, we should be watching the Bahrain GP, however due to COVID-19, we’re all sitting around with nothing to watch!
The F1 Bahrain Virtual GP will host a range of real Formula 1 drivers competing with Esports drivers and other celebrities. All drivers will race a 50% distance race in the F1 2019 Codemasters video game on PC.
Participants include McLaren driver Lando Norris, Williams driver Nicholas Latifi, Ex F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, Formula E driver Stoffel Vandoorne, golf pro Ian Poulter, Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, and Sky F1 presenters Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson.
The virtual grand prix event will start at 8:00PM (GMT) with a qualifying session preceeding a 28 lap race.