Coronavirus outbreak made Formula 1 season 2020 pit stop but the battle is now back on in E-sports and a Virtual Bahrain GP.
Highlights! Virtual Bahrain GP — Lando Norris Emerges As Verstappen’s Biggest Challenge
- Max Verstappen Cannot Stop Racing
- But Lando Norris isn’t far behind
- F1 brings Coronavirus Affected Bahrain Grand Prix virtually to fans through the F1 E-sports series.
- Max Verstappen is keen to not let go off his grove but Norris is here to spoil the party.
The coronavirus may have brought F1’s season to a halt but Max Verstappen still seems to be enjoying driving, even if it is virtual racing. Verstappen participated in an e-sports race the same day Lando Norris participated in another ahead of virtual Bahrain GP.
Both drivers are massive fans of virtual gaming and their twitter and Instagram posts are evidence of the same. F1 too is planning on making up for lost races with E-sports race. For fans, this means that some of the excitement lost will be restored.
Max Verstappen Racing From Home
Just like many people are “working from home” these days, Max Verstappen is racing from home. Although he finished 11th in the race he participated in, his Instagram and Twitter posts still suggest that he totally enjoyed the race.
Not only did he seem to enjoy the race but it also seemed that he had a harder time driving an e-sports car than an F1 car. His third picture in the Instagram posts shows that he is struggling to make a turn and almost made a mistake.
He also told his official website, “Simulator racing is keeping me sharp.” One can expect Verstappen to be on point whenever the F1 season resumes.
E-sports to Replace Lost F1 Grand Prix
Formula 1 today announced the launch of a new virtual E-sports Grand Prix series. This series features several current F1 drivers. The purpose of creating this series is to enable fans to continue watching their beloved sport despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Fans can expect to see both Lando Norris and Max Verstappen alongside other professional online gamers to participate in this series. They both seem to have brought a lot of fans to watch their previous e-sports races.
This initiative is set to take place until May which means that fans will have something to watch every Grand Prix weekend until the F1 season resumes again.
F1 Fans need not worry about figuring out what to watch on the weekend. Verstappen seems to have got your back and will now have the opportunity to showcase his virtual gaming skills. Despite the coronavirus concerns, the show seems to be going on.