Sergio will race Spain's Virtual F1 Grand Prix


The famed Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit racing track would have seen the F1 zoom through its curves this week. Since COVID-19 put those plans to a screeching halt, a virtual GP will replace it – and Puma has sponsored Kun to join Alex Albon for Red Bull Racing. Other guest stars will be featured, such as Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois, who is going for his second Virtual GP, this time representing Alfa Romeo. FC Barcelona's Arhur Melo will also participate, tagging with Haas F1 Team's Pietro Fittipaldi. The race, which will take place this Sunday, will be joined remotely, and will be live from Gfinity E-Sports Arena at 9am GMT. It will be streamed live at the YouTube channel of Formula 1, on Twitch, Weibo, Huya and Facebook, and the event is expected to last 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be a qualifier race where the start positions will be assigned, and then a 33 lap race. The Virtual Grand Prix will also be broadcasted on TV in over 100 countries. The Netherlands hosted a Virtual GP last weekend, obtaining 2.5 million views on digital platforms, bringing the total Grand Prix views across four different races to 15.4 million. Adding in television ratings, an estimated 18.9 million unique spectators have gathered to watch the four Virtual GP events to date.

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