The Virtual Grand Prix is back this weekend! It’s no secret that the event last year brought us some real highlights, and we hope this year’s action will be no different. These are the driver duos for both the Feature Race and Sprint Race.
Who’s your money on?
For the special pre-season series, F1 drivers will be joined by a selection of YouTubers, sport stars and celebrities.
Running a different format to that seen last year, a five-lap Sprint Race will act as a qualifying before the Feature Race. Each Feature Race will be 50% distance of the actual Grand Prix.
Over the three VGPs, all ten F1 teams will battle it out to win the charity prize fund that will be donated to their nominated charities depending on their finishing position.
Heading back to the comms desk with @MattyWTF1 tonight.
The #VirtualGP is back from 6pm UK time on all the usual platforms and channels! pic.twitter.com/P3MlMI5Kpx
— Alex Jacques (@AlexJacquesF1) January 31, 2021
The first race will be held around the virtual Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday 31st of January 2021. The following week, VGP will race around Silverstone in Great Britain and the title is decided around the stunning Interlagos in Brazil on Valentine’s Day. How romantic!
For today’s race around the Red Bull Ring the lineup is as follows:
SPRINT RACE LINE UP
Mercedes: Jarno Opmeer and Dnai Moreno
Red Bull Racing: Frede Rasmussen and Marcel Kiefer
McLaren: James Baldwin and Josh Idowu
Alpine: Nicolas Longuet and Fabrizio Donoso
Ferrari: David Tonizza and Brendon Leigh
AlphaTauri: Joni Tormala and Manuel Biancolilla
Alfa Romeo: Dani Bereznay and Thijmen Schutte
Haas: Cedric Thome and Samuel Libeert
Williams: Alvaro Carreton and Alessio di Capua
The virtual stage is set, and the Austrian hills are alive 🇦🇹
Who do you think will be victorious tomorrow? 🤩#VirtualGP 🎮 #F1 pic.twitter.com/mhjIcf0I3B
— Formula 1 (@F1) January 30, 2021
FEATURE RACE LINE UP
Mercedes: Stoffel Vandoorne and Anthony Davidson
Red Bull Racing: Alex Albon and Jerffrey Herlings
McLaren: Jimmy Broadbent and Ben ‘Tiametmarduk’ Daly
Alpine: Christian Lundgaard and Oscar Piastri
Ferrari: Marcus Armstrong and Arthur Leclerc
AlphaTauri: Vitantonio Liuzzi and Luca Salvadori
Alfa Romeo: Thibaut Courtois and Jack ‘Pie Face’ McDermott
Haas: Pietro and Enzo Fittipaldi
Williams: George Russell and Nicholas Latifi
The race starts at 18:00 GMT and is available to watch on F1’s YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitch. Certain television stations are also showing the Virtual Austrian Grand Prix such as Sky Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports and Ziggo Sport.