Young vs. old: Who are participating in the virtual Vietnam Grand Prix?

05-04-2020 08:58
by Editorial Team
F1 News
Young vs. old: Who are participating in the virtual Vietnam Grand Prix?

There might not be a real Vietnam Grand Prix this weekend, but the Formula 1 has ensured that a virtual version of the event is scheduled tonight at eight GMT. Six of the 20 current F1 drivers will participate in the virtual race, as well as former drivers like Jenson Button and even England Cricket's Ben Stokes!

Much better

The first edition of the 'official' virtual Grands Prix in Bahrain was a success, although not many real drivers were present. Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi were the only representatives of the current grid. The rest of the field consisted of simracers, athletes from other disciplines and even a former member of boyband One Direction!

This time, the F1 has managed to summon six drivers. Charles Leclerc is the biggest star of the debutants, but Red Bull's Alex Albon will also be present. George Russell and Antonio Giovinazzi are also logging on this evening for their respective teams.  

The rest of the grid

In the McLaren next to Norris, a former driver of the team will take place. Jenson Button, who won eight Grands Prix with the team from Woking, will now give it a go in the virtual world.

Sky Sports F1 analysts and former drivers Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson will also participate, and F1 veterans Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Gutierrez will participate on behalf of Mercedes.

Full grid for 'Virtual Vietnam Grand Prix':

Team Driver Notes
Mercedes Stoffel Vandoorne Former F1 driver at McLaren (2016-2018).
  Esteban Gutierrez Former F1 driver at Sauber and Haas (2013-2016)
Ferrari Charles Leclerc  
  Arthur Leclerc Charles' brother. Also part of Ferrari Driver Academy.
Red Bull Racing Alexander Albon  
  Ben Stokes Current England cricket player.
McLaren Lando Norris  
  Jenson Button 15-time Grand Prix winner, 2009 champion. 
Renault Christian Lundgaard Renault junior driver. Formule 4 champion.
  Andre Heimgarten Supercar driver in Australia.
AlphaTauri Luca Salvadori Former driver, YouTuber.
  Nunzio Todisco Better known as NU89. YouTuber.
Racing Point Jimmy Broadbent One of the, if not the most famous simracer. YouTuber.
  Anthony Davidson Sky Sports F1 analyst. 24 GP's between 2002 and 2008.
Alfa Romeo Racing Antonio Giovinazzi  
  Johnny Herbert Sky Sports F1 analyst. F1 driver between 1989-2000. Three-time Grand Prix winner, Le Mans winner.
Haas F1 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas test driver, grandson of Emerson Fittipaldi
  Louis Deletraz Haas test driver, Formula 2 driver since 2017.
Williams George Russell  
  Nicholas Latifi  

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