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Charles Leclerc wins virtual Australia Grand Prix


Showdown "in" Down Under! The second race of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix Series takes place on Sunday. The setting is the animated Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, where the "real" Formula 1 season traditionally begins. With sport.de you are there live from the starting shot to the finish line.

After Formula 1 landed a real hit with its first "E-Grand Prix" in Bahrain, the premier class retrofits in the second race of the new series. No fewer than six current Formula 1 drivers will try their luck in the simulator. Included are:

    
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) Alex Albon (Red Bull) George Russell (Williams) Lando Norris (McLaren) Nicolas Latifi (Williams) Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) In addition to the current drivers, other well-known personalities take a seat in the virtual cockpit. These include ex-Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert and cricket world champion Ben Stokes, starting on Sunday at 9 p.m. 28 laps are driven in the game "F1 2019 PC" – 50 percent of the actual number of laps in Melbourne. The events on the route are commented on by two old acquaintances: RTL moderator Florian König and Formula 1 commentator Heiko Waßer will watch the race live accompany the studio in Cologne. Note: We will broadcast the Virtual GP on Sunday, from 9 p.m. in a livestream at sport.de, RTL.de and ntv.de. Switching with F1 experts is also planned during the 90-minute broadcast.

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