One of the few positive developments due to the coronavirus pandemic was F1 drivers competing with each other virtually in front of a big audience and this alone led to F1, through their official channels deciding to continue with virtual racing up to date. This Sunday, the second virtual Grand Prix of 2021 is already scheduled.
In the first virtual Grand Prix which was held last week was won by Enzo Fittipaldi who is the grandson to legendary F1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi. He won under the Haas F1 team in which his brother Pietro Fittipaldi made some real stints with the team in the 2020 F1 season. The brothers will be driving with the Haas team in the virtual British Grand Prix.
There are also other Formula 1 drivers who we normally see on the real F1 grid that will be racing in the virtual Grand Prix. They include Alexander Albon and Liam Lawson who will be racing under Red Bull, Robert Shwartzman and Callum Ilott with be racing with Ferrari as George Russel and Nicholas Latifi with be racing with Williams.
Mercedes and Aston Martin will however not participate in the online event. The two teams did not bother to call up a few drivers to participate in the event not even their sim drivers. The virtual Grand Prix will be kicking off on Sunday at 1900 hrs and the event can be followed on the youtube channel of F1