Russell wins another Virtual GP – but Haas snatches the crown

Russell wins Virtual GP, Haas snatches crown

F1 star George Russell takes his sixth consecutive Virtual GP victory. His brilliant performance was still not enough to win the overall series, as two brothers take the crown.

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He started from P14 and casually finished first: Williams’ F1 driver George Russell claimed the victory in the Virtual Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday, February 14. This extends his winning spree to six Virtual GP victories in a row, his previous being the Virtual British GP the week prior.

Russell started the race from 14th place but quickly emerged in third already after the first corner, as a huge brawl reshuffled the field. The F1 star then managed to keep the champion of the first GP, Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi, behind him. Red Bull’s Alexander Albon completed the podium, despite a three-second penalty due to several warnings.

The Virtual Sao Paulo GP standings:

  • 🏆 George Russell
  • 🥈 Enzo Fittipaldi +5.760
  • 🥉 Alex Albon +2.683 / 3s

Getting first place is not enough to win

Despite Russell’s outstanding performance, it was not enough to crown the Briton the overall champion as it was a team competition. He did not compete in the first race of the series, which might have cost his team the points necessary to secure the championship. The overall victory goes to Haas F1 Esports which consisted of the brothers Enzo and Pietro Fittipaldi. With it, they secured the largest share of the $100,000 prize pool. All prize money will be donated to a charity of the respective driver’s choice.

The final standings:

  • 🏆 Haas 85 points
  • 🥈 FDA Esports 62 points
  • 🥉 Williams 57 points

If you want to read more about the second round of the event, head over to this article.

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