Five Formula 1 drivers – including Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc – will be racing in this weekend’s Virtual GP on Sky Sports, with England cricket star Ben Stokes also joining what is set to be a bumper Esports grid.
Leclerc, Alex Albon, Lando Norris, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi have all signed up for Sunday night’s race, which is the second of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series following an entertaining debut Bahrain event.
Stokes, England’s superstar cricket all-rounder, will also put his driving skills to the test online against other sim-racers, sporting celebrities and ex-F1 drivers, including Sky Sports F1’s Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson.
F1 say more names will be announced in the coming days.
How to watch on Sky Sports F1
The race will be live at 8pm on Sky Sports F1 on Sunday, while it will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel.
It is taking place on Melbourne’s Albert Park track – which was due to host the opening race of the F1 2020 season before it’s late cancellation – on the weekend originally scheduled for the inaugural Vietnam GP in Hanoi.
F1 say that “the Vietnam circuit is currently not available on the 2019 official F1 video game so drivers will show off their skills on the Albert Park circuit”.
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