Formula One is about to set up a virtual Grands Prix to fill in the empty space left by races that have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus.
The esport-F1 hybrid events will feature digital vehicles driven by F1 drivers and other guest competitors. They will take place on the days of the real races that were planned to happen.
The Guardian has more:
The first round will be held this Sunday, with a virtual Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The live event, with drivers playing remotely, will last one and a half hours, featuring a qualifying session and then running 50% of real race distance – 28 laps. It will be broadcast for free on the official F1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels.
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