Thibaut Courtois joining Charles Leclerc, F1 stars for next Virtual GP News
Thibaut Courtois has been confirmed as the latest sporting star who will take on Formula 1 drivers in a Virtual GP, with the Real Madrid goalkeeper set to line up alongside Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz for Sunday’s race.
The Virtual F1 Esports championship moves on to China for an online race around the Shanghai circuit this weekend, live on Sky Sports F1 , following an action-packed second event ‘in’ Australia – won by Ferrari driver Leclerc.
F1 say a “host of other exciting names” will be revealed in the lead-up to the race but Courtois, the Belgium international and former Chelsea No 1, is already a notable addition to a star-studded grid.0:48 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc wins the Vietnam Virtual Grand Prix taking place on Melbourne’s Albert Park, marking the second race of the 2020 Formula 1 Esports season Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc wins the Vietnam Virtual Grand Prix taking place on Melbourne’s Albert Park, marking the second race of the 2020 Formula 1 Esports season
Courtois will be partnering Alex Albon at Red Bull, filling in for Max Verstappen and replacing cricketer Ben Stokes who raced in the series on the 2019 F1 game last time out.
Leclerc, along with the five other members of the F1 2020 grid who joined him for that race, Alex Albon, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, will all be in action again on Sunday night.
And Carlos Sainz has become the seventh F1 driver to confirm his presence.đŽ Lets go for it then! After sorting out some difficulties with my sim Iâm ready to join my first @F1 E-sports event this Sunday for the Virtual Chinese GP.// DespuĂŠs de resolver unos problemillas con mi sim, estoy listo para correr mi primera carrera de @F1 E-sports.
pic.twitter.com/pHvysmYZQ4 — Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) April 17, 2020
Also in action will be F2 drivers Callum Ilott and Juan Manuel Correa – the American youngster who was involved in the horrific crash that tragically killed Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian GP last year.
Correa, who is stepping up his recovery, will be driving for Alfa Romeo.Ilott, the British junior at Ferrari, will be alongside Leclerc.
Guanyu Zhou – the winner of the first event ‘in’ Bahrain – will be back for Renault, alongside golfer Ian Poulter, who also took part in the Bahrain race.
Coverage of the Virtual Chinese GP will start at 6pm, two hours earlier than the previous two races, and you can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1, as well as our YouTube channel.Also See:.