Formula 1 had its first virtual Grand Prix

The category organized it to compensate for the lack of races of the Maximum. It was won by Chinese Guanyu Zhou, virtual driver of the Renault team.

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No possibility of starting his championship due to the pandemic of coronavirus, those responsible for the World Cup F1 had the idea of ​​organizing virtual races through their official game, the F1 2019 de Codemaster, to quench the thirst of fans. The first competition was the Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix, which was held on Sunday on the same date in which the specialty was to be presented in the circuit of Sakhir.

Formula 1 Virtual Grand PrixThe attraction of the test was that some pilots who are currently running in the category such as English participated Lando Norris (McLaren) and the Canadian Nicholas lafiti (Williams) and others who went through the Maximum such as the German Nico Hulkenbergthe Belgian Stoffel vandoorne, the Mexican Esteban Gutierrez and he even the English veteran Johnny Herbert.

The race, which took place over 14 laps, was won by the Chinese Guanyu-Zhou, which runs in the F2 and that he officially represented Renault. Vandoorne (Mercedes) finished second, while the last step remained for the Austrian Philipp Eng, who runs in the DTM and who participated with a Red Bull.

Formula 1 Virtual Grand PrixThe British also participated Nicholas hamilton, brother of the multiple champion of F.1 Lewis Hamilton. He raced in a McLaren, as Norris's teammate, and finished 14th.

This unique Formula 1 proposal will have a new chapter on April 5 when the Australian Virtual Grand Prix in Melbourne, which can be seen live and direct on the official channels of the division of YouTube, Twitch y Facebook.



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