With most sports events getting canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, athletes are turning to video games to keep up the competition. And Formula 1 organizers are following a similar trend by hosting the F1 eSports Virtual Grand Prix Series.
So, what’s going to happen is “a number of current F1 drivers” will play Codemasters’ official F1 2019 PC game and broadcast it live for the fans.
Now, it’s obvious that every F1 driver isn’t good behind a virtual wheel. So, to make the game fair and competitive, such players will be given certain advantages like “reduced vehicle damage, and optional anti-lock brakes and traction control for those less familiar with the game.”
As expected, not all the F1 drivers will be taking part in the Esports event. So, to fill up the blank spaces, we’ll have “Music artist Liam Payne, professional golfer Ian Poulter and six-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy.”
The 1 hour 30 minutes broadcast will be available on official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook channels.
The races will take place on the same day when actual races were supposed to take place. It also means that the first race, which was the Bahrain Grand Prix, has already been broadcasted live yesterday.