Formula 1’s new Esports Virtual Grand Prix series continues today with the Vietnam Grand Prix. Here’s all the information you need to follow the event.

The new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series will run as replacements to the postponed rounds of the 2020 season, with all teams and drivers invited to take part.

The second race takes place tonight at 20:00 BST local time and is being live-streamed online. The event will feature a half-distance 28-lap race on Codemasters F1 2019 game around the Albert Park Street Circuit in Melbourne due to Vietnam’s Hanoi circuit not featuring on last year’s edition of the F1 game.

 

When is the Virtual Vietnam Grand Prix taking place?

All drivers will compete remotely with a host broadcast live from the Gfinity Esports Arena starting at 20:00 BST. The broadcast will be available on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels, as well as F1.com. It is also being broadcast on Sky Sports F1 in the UK.

Which drivers are taking part?

F1 has pulled together a list of names from a variety of backgrounds with the celebrity racers including England cricket star Ben Stokes, who will make his F1 Esports debut for Red Bull.

In total six F1 2020 drivers have confirmed they will take part in the race, with the likes of Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon, George Russell and Antonio Giovinazzi making their first appearances.

Drivers confirmed for the Virtual Vietnam GP:

Mercedes: Stoffel Vandoorne, Esteban Gutierrez 
Ferrari: Charles Leclerc, Arthur Leclerc
Red Bull: Alexander Albon, Ben Stokes
McLaren: Lando Norris, Jenson Button
Renault: Christian Lundgaard, Andre Heimgartner
AlphaTauri: Luca Salvadori, NU89 (Nunzio Todisco)
Racing Point: Jimmy Broadbent, Anthony Davidson
Alfa Romeo: Antonio Giovinazzi, Johnny Herbert
Haas: Pietro Fittipaldi, Louis Deletraz
Williams: George Russell, Nicholas Latifi

 

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