Formula 2 Virtual Grand Prix
The virtual world brings us yet another race replacement in the form of Monaco and we couldn’t be happier. The real-life perils for racing in Monte Carlo are real, one blink or momentary lapse in focus and your car will be in the barriers.
In the virtual world of the Codemasters F1 2019 game, the racing will avoid such issues with damage settings switched off, meaning we should and most certainly will see some late or even no braking.
The game makers choose such rules to benefit the racing for the live audience and one such issue that had occurred in prior rounds had been the track limit rules, However, Monaco won’t have that issue.
We have now seen the line up for the race and as usual in the F2 and F3 mixed grid, we see a list of star.
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Arthur Leclerc line’s up for Prema and will certainly for victory on what is his home race despite it being a virtual version. Alongside him, we are glad to see 2020 F2 rookie and current F3 Champion Robert Shwartzman return after a difficult period in his personal life. He has started posting on his personal social media channels recently and we are delighted to see him showing his personal strength and positive attitude.
There will be no Guanyu Zhou for Uni-Virtuosi this time out to follow on from his Barcelona victory but Callum Ilott will be supported by last years driver and current Hitech star Luca Ghiotto. As the game is based on the 2019 field unfortunately Hitech are not available as a team.
BWT HWA Racelab will run two drivers for the first time in this round of virtual races following their tributes to leave one seat vacant for Anthoine Hubert. Russian Artem Markelov will be paired with F3’s Enzo Fittipaldi.
Former F2 and F1 driver Roberto Merhi will be racing for Campos alongside Jack Aitken with MP Motorsport fielding their 2020 F2 lineup of Nobuharu Matsushita and Felipe Drugovich.
At Dams we get to see former F2 Champion and Sky Italia presenter Davide Valsecchi back on the grid with 2020 Dams F2 driver Dan Ticktum.
You can watch via F1’s YouTube and Twitch channels on Sunday, May 24th at 16:00pm BSTÂ