Formula 1’s new Esports Virtual Grand Prix series continues today with the Vietnam Grand Prix.

The new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series will run as replacements to the postponed rounds of the 2020 season – which has been affected by the global coronavirus crisis – with all teams and drivers invited to take part in each race.

Following on from the first Bahrain race which was won by Renault test and reserve driver Guanyu Zhou, the second round of the Esports Virtual Grand Prix series takes place tonight with the Virtual Vietnam Grand Prix.

Vietnam was scheduled to host its first-ever F1 race in Hanoi today as the third round of the 2020 campaign, but the race was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Virtual Grand Prix takes place tonight at 20:00 BST local time and is being live-streamed. The event will feature a 28-lap race on Codemasters F1 2019 video game around Melbourne’s Albert Park street circuit, due to the latest iteration of the official F1 game not featuring the Hanoi track.

Six current F1 drivers will take part in the race with Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon, George Russell and Antonio Giovinazzi all making their first appearances, while England cricket star Ben Stokes is among the invited guests.

Full Virtual Vietnam Grand Prix line-up:

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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