Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

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sandman77

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1,606 posts

90 months

Sunday 22nd March
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https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.formula...

Formula 1 has today announced the launch of a new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series, featuring a number of current F1 drivers. The series has been created to enable fans to continue watching Formula 1 races virtually, despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation that has affected this season’s opening race calendar.

The virtual races will run in place of every postponed Grand Prix, starting this weekend with the Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday March 22. Every subsequent race weekend will see the postponed real-world Formula 1 race replaced with a Virtual Grand Prix*, with the initiative currently scheduled to run until May**.

TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Has anyone checked the hardware Ferrari will be using...


sandman77

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1,606 posts

90 months

Sunday 22nd March
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TheDeuce said:
Has anyone checked the hardware Ferrari will be using...
I just hope they take part. In fact I hope all the teams encourage their drivers to join in.

TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Sunday 22nd March
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sandman77 said:
I just hope they take part. In fact I hope all the teams encourage their drivers to join in.
Agree. I know it's not really what they signed up for... But out of support for the sport this is a good initiative imo.

I'll be watching.

Angpozzuto

295 posts

61 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Does anyone know the driver line up? As I read somewhere that verstappen wasn't taking part and Ferrari were using a couple of their academy drivers

Smollet

5,160 posts

142 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Angpozzuto said:
Does anyone know the driver line up? As I read somewhere that verstappen wasn't taking part and Ferrari were using a couple of their academy drivers
Not that classy driver wise tbh so far
https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11961824/f...

Angpozzuto

295 posts

61 months

Sunday 22nd March
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It's a shame none of the big team drivers have entered, it would be good to see them competing for something less serious and having some fun

Teddy Lop

2,583 posts

19 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Angpozzuto said:
It's a shame none of the big team drivers have entered, it would be good to see them competing for something less serious and having some fun
I guess a lot of big names are worried about being shown up by those with more experience in the format, I'd say it's a shame a few more don't check their ego and step up but TBF evan if they had the whole grid I'd probably put it on then lose interest if last week was anything to go by. (Although fair play to the commentary team for being truely authentic and not knowing half of what was happening on track, something youd think impossible given its all happening in a 100% controlled environment.)

HustleRussell

17,419 posts

112 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Verstappen was on the billing for a couple of these but pulled out at the last minute for fear of being shown up.

Deesee

3,578 posts

35 months

Sunday 22nd March
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HustleRussell said:
Verstappen was on the billing for a couple of these but pulled out at the last minute for fear of being shown up.
That’s not quite right, he has no experience on f1 2019 (the game on PlayStation ), if your looking at pure sim racing, then he is more than very handy on r factor and holds the highest entitlements on I racing (pro) , which is not easy to obtain.

He’s also part of team red line, the dominant force in I racing esports, he can more than hold his own against full time virtual drivers.

He often broadcasts his races and races in partnership with Lando and Rudy Van Buren (worlds best virtual driver) amongst others.

At the end of the day this race is a bit of fun, the serious e/virtual racing is done on I Racing.

& funnily enough a new serious is being launched on there on Monday.

EDLT

15,240 posts

158 months

Sunday 22nd March
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A few sim races featuring real drivers have happened already, every single one of them has been a stshow.

williamp

16,816 posts

225 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Its so confusing. There is one billed to start at 8pm which started at 6pm, with a mixture of racing drivers and gamers. Its not immediately obvious who is who as they use. Some racing drivers appear in some, others in others.

Add to this the fact its not really very good, I dont think I'd be bothering..

parabolica

5,226 posts

136 months

Sunday 22nd March
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williamp said:
Its so confusing. There is one billed to start at 8pm which started at 6pm, with a mixture of racing drivers and gamers. Its not immediately obvious who is who as they use. Some racing drivers appear in some, others in others.

Add to this the fact its not really very good, I dont think I'd be bothering..
The 6pm one was Veloces’ e-sport race I think; the one running now is the official F1 Esports broadcast. Two different hosts trying to do the same thing.

Currently watching the F1 one and it’s weird listening to official commentators commentating on what looks like F1 but isn’t hehe

matt21

3,642 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd March
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I’m really enjoying it! Imagine how good it would be if it was real!

Jonesy23

4,007 posts

88 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Well the virtual version is utter rubbish. So so so weak.

Teddy Lop

2,583 posts

19 months

Sunday 22nd March
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What happened to lando, did his mum take away his internet?

FourWheelDrift

79,340 posts

236 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Oh dear, crashes bad lag and Herbert short cuts T1.


I'm giving this shambles a miss. Just as "redeye" overtakes Norris by driving through him as if he wasn't there.

Edited by FourWheelDrift on Sunday 22 March 21:03

parabolica

5,226 posts

136 months

Sunday 22nd March
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FourWheelDrift said:
Oh dear, crashes bad lag and Herbert short cuts T1.


I'm giving this shambles a miss. Just as "redeye" overtakes Norris by driving through him as if he wasn't there.

Edited by FourWheelDrift on Sunday 22 March 21:03
Never played a video game I take it?

FourWheelDrift

79,340 posts

236 months

Sunday 22nd March
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parabolica said:
Never played a video game I take it?
I've done a lot of racing online over the last 20 years. This reminds me of the early days. I would have expected something promoted at this level to be better.

RDM

1,662 posts

159 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Good try lads but no thanks.