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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc to drive in the second race of F1 Esports Virtual GP

Published: 10:49, 02 April 2020
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Codemasters have confirmed the names of five F1 drivers that will participate in the second race of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix this weekend. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is joined by Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi.

Formula 1 drivers Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi will race in the second instalment of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix this weekend. 

The F1 quintet will also be joined by the retired British driver Johnny Herbert, who participated in the inaugural race, finishing 13th. England's Cricket World Cup Winner Ben Stokes will also participate, with more names to be announced in the upcoming days.

This weekend's race is the second Grand Prix in the new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series and it will take place on the Albert Park track in Australia. Originally, the second weekend was scheduled for Hanoi’s inaugural Street Circuit race in Vietnam but since the track is not available in the game at the moment, drivers will have to race off on the Albert Park circuit. The race will be live-streamed from Gfinity Esports Arena from 8:00 PM (BST) on Sunday, 5 April 2020. You can watch it on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels. 

Codemasters picture showing formula 2 car F1 2019

Codemasters also say that due to the wide variety of gaming skill levels amongst the drivers, F1 2019 settings will be confirmed in such a way to encourage competitive and entertaining racing. This means equal car performance with fixed setup, reduced vehicle damage and optional anti-lock brakes and traction control.

You can find more details about the upcoming race here.

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