F1 drivers, Poulter, Hoy in virtual race field
F1 drivers past and present, along with sports stars Sir Chris Hoy and Ian Poulter, are among the competitors in Sunday night’s Virtual Bahrain GP – live on Sky Sports.Sky Sports to show Bahrain GP Virtual race
The Esports battle around the Sakhir circuit will feature a qualifying session and race on the F1 2019 PC game with the competitors racing remotely.
The 90-minute event is live on Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Mix and Sky F1’s YouTube page from 8pm.
All 10 current teams have been invited to field entries and the Esports grid is set to be an eclectic mix of experienced F1 drivers, young up-and-coming stars, and stars from other fields.
Already confirmed are six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, who will compete for Red Bull having turned to endurance racing since retiring, and golfer Ian Poulter.
Singer Liam Payne will be racing for Williams next to race driver Nicholas Latifi.Canâ€™t wait! Just need to learn the circuit in the next 24hrs! And the car..oh, and get a wheel and seat setup at home..#racingdriverexcuses ðŸ˜‚ https://t.co/KNvZ56L1iG — Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) March 21, 2020
Who’s racing in the Virtual GP? Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes).