Another week without a Formula 1 Grand Prix… This is becoming ever more eternal for many of us who look forward to the start of the 2020 season. Anyway, this seems to be another one of those weekends without any motorsport… but no! As we have already seen, Formula 1 has been organizing some virtual races through the official video game of the category, which the 2020 edition will have the 22 circuits that were initially planned, if you want to read the full article, click here. Thanks to the idea of Jean-Éric Vergne, which consisted in racing the “Not the… Australian GP”, since it was held the same weekend that it was supposed to take place the real GP. Subsequently it became “the no Bahrain Grand Prix”, where Formula 1 also created theirs and I was their first virtual GP. It involved F1 drivers and ex-drivers, such as Esteban Gutiérrez, Lando Norris, Nicholas Latifi and Johnny Herbert, as well as world stars in order to attract more audiences, as was the case with Liam Payne, who drove for Williams
Sim up and running... shall I have a dabble this weekend 🤔 pic.twitter.com/1akaLUU8ZC— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) April 1, 2020
Well, in this weekend the second Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix will take place. This will take place through the game "F1 2019" at the Albert Park circuit. It should be noted that the "Not the ... Australian GP" was independently organized by drivers and was not organized by either F1 or the FIA, but the main organizer was the French driver and two-time Formula E champion, Jean- Éric Vergne alongside “Veloce esports” and “The-Race”. However, this weekend’s virtual GP is being organized by F1.
In this virtual event, more people from the F1 paddock will be there participating. Beware, not all the drivers who will be competing for victory at the Albert Park circuit (virtual) have been announced yet. But it has already been announced that at least 5 Formula 1 drivers will be racing. We are talking about the Monegasque Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc; Thai Red Bull Racing driver Alex Albon; British McLaren driver Lando Norris; and both Williams starting drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi. In addition to these 5 drivers who currently race in the highest category, the driver that will be racing and without a doubt, one of the drivers who made us laugh the most in the last race, is Johnny Herbert, and also England’s Cricket World Cup Winner, Red Bull Athlete and BBC Sports Personality Ben Strokes will be racing!
This weekend, the first Vietnam Grand Prix had originally been stipulated at the Hanoi street circuit. However, as the circuit is not available in the official Formula 1 video game (F1 2019), that is why it will be held on the Albert Park circuit in Australia. The race will take place on Saturday, April 4th and below are the times the event will be broadcast:
8:00 p.m. – UK.
7:00 p.m. – UTC.
1:00 p.m. - Mexico City, Mexico.
9:00 p.m. - CET
4:00 p.m - Buenos Aires, Argentina.
3:00 p.m. - New York, USA.
12:00 p.m. - Los Angeles, USA.
The event is planned to last around 1.5 hours and will have a qualifying session, where the order of the starting grid will be assigned, while the race will have 28 laps. The event will be broadcasted on the official Formula 1 YouTube channel, as well as on its category Facebook page and its Twitch channel. After the race is over, there will be a special F1 Esports Pro exhibition race featuring esports gamers. This last race will last around an hour. Hopefully this virtual Grand Prix is just as exciting as the past.