So this is what it has come to? The Bahrain Grand Prix will happen… but only in the virtual world as COVID-19 rips into the planet’s way of life, so while Rome burns let’s go sim racing… as one does with two sim races today.
First off on today’s pixel doubleheader (above? is the:
Veloce Esports presents Not the… Bah GP. A race featuring REAL F1 drivers and TOP racing gamers! Join the likes of Lando NORRIS, Stoffel VANDOORNE, Thibaut COURTOIS & more!
LIVE at 6:00pm!
The full schedule as tweeted by F1:
Your new-look #F1 weekend:
🇧🇷 2016 Brazil, Race Replay
🕒 15:00 GMT
📺 F1 YouTube, Facebook
🕕 18:00 GMT
📺 @VeloceEsports YouTube, Twitch
🎮 #F1Esports Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix
🕗 20:00 GMT
📺 F1 YouTube, Twitch pic.twitter.com/uq3LZm7ARG
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 21, 2020
Second up is the Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix which should be a riot. Max on a rig? Kimi on a gamepad? Lewis with a keyboard? Assists for lesser-skilled simmers among the world’s elite?
Throwing caution to the wind F1 trumpets: “No Grand Prix? No problem. Join us for our first ever Virtual Grand Prix experience, as F1 drivers, esports stars and global sports stars compete under the lights of Sakhir!”
Bring out the poporn!