Aston Martin F1 sign Ben Stokes for F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix

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Sunday evening will see the second round of F1's official Virtual Grand Prix series take place at Albert Park, with no less than six current F1 drivers and one former world champion - Jenson Button -set to join the fray.

The upcoming race featuring Stokes will take place on April 6 (Monday) at 12:30 AM (IST) and will have a live broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.

Chaos, crashes, and Johnny Herbert leapfrogging 15 other drivers to take the lead of the race.

But, if you're like us here at GPFans and you're missing your fix of F1 at present, then at least take a ride around the Hanoi Street Circuit with a virtual on-board lap with Mercedes test and reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez.

F1's official virtual debut was a storming success as experienced drivers went head-to-head against a grid filled with racing streamers and celebrities - including golfer Ian Poulter and One Direction's Liam Payne.

The Vietnam circuit is now not available on the 2019 official F1 video game so drivers will show off their skills on the Albert Park circuit.

The event will start with a short qualifying where the grid order for the race will be determined, followed by a 28-lap race around Albert Park.

In an attempt to avoid calamity, the 10 stables that vie for the drivers' and constructors' titles have agreed to extend the 2020 season into January 2021 to ensure the eight races necessary to constitue a world championship.

Current drivers Charles Leclec, Alex Albon, George Russel, Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi are all set to take part where they will be joined by former racer Johnny Herbert and England's Cricket World Cup victor Ben Stokes.

Ferrari has revealed it will run its usual driver Charles Leclerc, and is expected to also field his younger brother and recent Ferrari Driver Academy signing Arthur. At the time it dropped him behind England cricket legend Ben Stokes in the sister Red Bull, but Albon managed to climb back up to eighth at the flag as Stokes faded to finish 18th. F1 said more names are due to be confirmed in the coming days.



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