Homeauto News

Attention auto enthusiasts: Here's our top virtual motor racing guide for the week

Attention auto enthusiasts: Here's our top virtual motor racing guide for the week

Attention auto enthusiasts: Here's our top virtual motor racing guide for the week
Profile image

By Sohini Dutt  Apr 18, 2020 9:36 AM IST (Updated)

Our favourite racers haven’t given up racing despite the global lockdown, at least not virtually.

Are you missing all the motor racing action over the weekends? Our favourite racers haven’t given up racing despite the global lockdown, at least not virtually. You can stream these e-races over the weekend to get your dose of adrenaline rush.

Recommended Articles

View All

Race For The World
Friday 17 April, 18:00 BST (17th April, 10:30pm)
Live Streaming – Twitch.tv/iamcharlesleclerc16 , Twitch.tv/GR63, Twitch.tv/landonorris
Cars – F1 2019
Format – Short format qualifying (the drivers decide), number of laps (drivers decide), equal car performance, vehicle damage off (drivers decide)
Competitors – real Formula 1 race drivers vs other celebrities
Racing Drivers: Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris, Nicholas Latifi, Antonio Giovinazzi, Arthur Leclerc
Description: A racing series organised/disorganised by the drivers themselves, the rules are made up by the second during each lap, a safety car could be called in if everyone feels they’re crashing into each other and needless to say there’s a lot of entertaining driver commentary throughout the qualifying session and the race itself. Need I say more?
The main aim of this racing event apart from trying to keep the fans entertained is to raise funds to contribute to the World Health Organisation’s Covid19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Tune in tonight to donate to this cause or simply if you’d like to see who gets crowned the winner of the final round of Race For The World.
 Real Racers Never Quit
Friday 17 April, 21:00 CEST (18th April – 12:30am)
Live Streaming - Youtube.com/Team Redline, Twitch.tv/Team Redline
Cars – Vintage racing cars
Format – 1 qualifying of 2 laps; 2 Races, R2 grid is result of R1
Competitors – Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, GT racers & virtual racer drivers
Description: The idea behind the racing event is to remember & honour motorsport legends of yester years while putting on an entertaining sim race with real racers from F1 & GT combat extremely talented virtual racers on track. A must-watch, especially, for all Max Verstappen fans. He’s just as quick on his sim as he is on a real track, eliminating any semblance of competition from the very start. Even his e-sim nemesis Lando Norris finds it tough to keep up with Max’s lightning-fast pace during the race.
Not The GP ‘Versus’
Saturday 18 April, 8PM BST (19th April - 12:30am IST)
Live Streaming: Youtube.com/Veloce_Esports , Twitch.tv/Veloce_Esports
Cars – F1 2019
Format – 1 lap, head-to-head elimination shoot out
Competitors – real racers vs celebrities vs content creators
Racing Drivers: Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Jean Eric Vergne, Lando Norris, Nicholas Latifi, Jamie Chadwick
Star Attractions – Thibaut Courtois, Jofra Archer, Sam Billings, Liam Millar, Matt Craig
Description: This is a super fun format to watch. A real racing driver go up against the likes of a Real Madrid goalkeeper or cricketers on equal cars over one lap. Through a series of one lap eliminations a winner is crowned.
Thoroughly entertaining to watch the non-racers go flat out and try to avoid lose control and hit the wall.
It’s also for a commendable cause, this event is supporting Unicef_UK to help children affected by the coronavirus.
Tune in on Saturday night or rather Monday morning for all the action, additionally,  you can watch the live streaming on some of the competitor’s twitch channels as well.
2020 F1 Virtual Chinese GP
Sunday 19 April, 17:00 UTC (10:30pm IST)
Live Streaming: Youtube.com/Formula 1, Twitch.tv/Formula1, Facebook.com/Formula1
Cars – F1 2019
Format – Short format qualifying for 18 minutes, 50% race length, equal car performance, vehicle damage off
Competitors – real Formula 1 race drivers vs other celebrities
Racing Drivers: Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris, Nicholas Latifi, Antonio Giovinazzi
Star Attraction – Thibaut Courtois, other names to be announced
Description: A thoroughly entertaining fix of racing whether you’re watching the mad dash of cars during the actual race on Formula 1’s official streaming platform or if you’re watching the live stream of the racers on twitch. I’d recommend you watch the virtual race with multiple tabs of the different racer twitch streams, it’s fun to choose your own racer view while the race is on, as their insane commentary is extremely entertaining. Makes you want this interactive driver radio to be made a standard practice during actual track races. Now isn’t that a thought!
The twitch streams of Charles Leclerc, George Russel & Lando Norris are the winners here. Keep an eye out on their Instagram stories for the streaming updates.
Check out our in-depth Market Coverage, Business News & get real-time Stock Market Updates on CNBC-TV18. Also, Watch our channels CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar Live on-the-go!

Most Read

Market Movers

View All
Top GainersTop Losers
CurrencyCommodities
CompanyPriceChng%Chng