F1 owners announced they would switch to play in the game with the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix.
With the situation of Covid-19 being complicated and complicated worldwide, the F1 2020 season was postponed indefinitely. Up to now, 7 races have been delayed in countries including Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and France.
According to Autosport, owners of F1 2020 racing teams have announced that they will launch an in-game racing tournament called FORMULA1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix. The tournament will still be attended by today’s top F1 riders and some guests.
The races in the game are designed to replace all Grand Prix races that are postponed in real life. The first round will start on March 22 against Bahrain Grand Prix.
According to the official announcement, the first simulator race will last 28 laps, half the actual number of races in Sakhir. The FORMULA1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix is set in the F1 2019 PC game developed by Codemasters and will be reported live on F1’s official channels on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook for approximately 1.5 hours.
“We are delighted to be able to bring to our audiences exciting races in the FORMULA1 Esports Virtual GP format during an unpredictable outbreak,” said Julian Tan, F1’s Esports Sales Manager.
Mr. Tan also emphasized that every major sports tournament in the world has been suspended, this is a great time for Esports to rise up and show incredible advantages.
F1 Shanghai is the first place to “open fire” to delay the race, followed by Bahrain and Vietnam. The recent outbreak of the coronary pneumonia outbreak in recent weeks in China has caused the FIA World Racing Federation and the organizers of Formula One to race out. notice of indefinite postponement of stage 4 F1 2020 will take place in Shanghai from April 17 to 19.
F1 organizers in the Netherlands and Spain are in talks with FORMULA1 and FIA to make an official announcement about this year’s tournament.
According to the initial schedule, the first F1 2020 race will be held on March 15 in Australia. With the delay of the race, FORMULA1 fans could not witness the performance of F1 stars until June 7, the time when the Azerbaijan Grand Prix began.
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