F1 eSports Virtual Grand Prix kicks off with Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu winning the championship

F1 fans must have known that the 2020 season had been postponed because of a new corona virus pandemic,media reported. However, the race did not end entirely, instead using the official F1 2019 game from Codemasters on the PC. The drivers of the eSports Grand Prix include F1 drivers, celebrities and more.

F1 eSports Virtual Grand Prix kicks off with Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu winning the championship

In order to make the competition fairer, the F1 eSports Virtual Grand Prix has been set with fixed tuning and equal performance settings and turned off the damage system due to the uneven level of the game for each participant.

Of course, these races are just for fun, so that fans can enjoy F1 in a safe home. The F1 blog stresses that there is no official world championship points to compete for, so there is no need to worry about who will actually win.

Renault’s test driver Zhou Guanyu won the race at the Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix, with Mercedes substitute stomper Van doorn finishing second and Phillipp Eng third.

Currently, the F1 eSports virtual Grand Prix is scheduled to run until May, but the reality will depend on the new corona virus pandemic.