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Formula One Holds Esports Series In Place Of Real Races


With no actual races to take place in the near future, Formula One has turned to the fantasy world of virtual racing to fill in the void – launching an esports Grand Prix series featuring current drivers for fans to follow.

The virtual races will run in place of every postponed Grand Prix – beginning with the Bahrain Grand Prix this Sunday – but no official World Championship points will be offered as the series is strictly for entertainment value.

The first virtual race on the Sakhir track in Bahrain will be a 50% length race with 28 laps and fans will be able to watch on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels.

Several current F1 drivers are expected to participate in the race.

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