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Mitchell deJong expanded his lead at the Subaru IRX All-Star Invitational. Benecke and Verstappen get Team Redline their first one-two in five years at Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup. The third Virtual Grand Prix by Formula 1 featured a four-time Premier League winner. Veloce Esports raised over £10,700 for charity and Miller hosted a special virtual after party for the race.
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Team Redline dominates Supercup
The second round of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup was held on Saturday. The venue was the famed Circuit de Barcelona–Catalunya. German esports driver Max Benecke took home the victory with a close lead of +0.602 before Formula 1 racer Max Verstappen. Sindre Setsaas was the last to take a spot on the podium, finishing +2.173 after the winner.
Benecke joined Team Redline earlier this year. A great addition for the organization: By winning the second match of Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, Benecke and Verstappen earned the first one-two victory for Team Redline in a world championship series race in over five years. This means that members of the same team take both first and second place of an event.
The next race of Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will be staged at Donington Park Circuit on May 23.
deJong once again on top
The Subaru IRX All-Star Invitational is slowly coming to an end. Five out of six rounds are completed and the most recent race took place at Atlanta Motor Speedway (long) on Friday. US-American esports pro Mitchell deJong emerged victorious once again, after falling short last week. His record is still more than impressive, winning four races of the series. He was closely followed by IndyCar racer Sage Karam (+0.564) and former NASCAR driver Scott Andrew Speed (+1,581).
The Subaru IRX All-Star Invitational will go into its final round at Hell Lankebanen this Friday.
George Russell bests Virtual GP winners
Formula 1 hosted another episode of their Virtual Grand Prix. The Spain GP featured top esports racing personalities as well as real Formula 1 racers. The event also had a special guest: four-time Premier League champion Sergio Aguero from Manchester City.
A week prior, Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon entertained the viewers with their neck-and-neck race. This time, Albon lagged behind and just missed the podium, finishing fourth.
George Russell was able to improve his performance from past week and finally won his first Virutal GP. He bested two-time GP winner Leclerc (+2.268) and Esteban Gutiérrez (+4,938).
On May 24, Formula 1 hosts teir next event: the Virtual Monaco GP.
NotTheGP Reverse Grid Action for charity
After a successful first round of their charity stream, Veloce Esports decided to repeat the format last Saturday. Content creators as well as real Formula 1 pilots once again joined forces at the NotTheGP charity event to collect donations for UNICEF. The list of participants featured top names such as Italian Formula 1 racers Antonio Giovinazzi and Lando Norris, esports star Daniel Bereznay and YouTuber Noel Miller.
With their special charity events, Veloce Esports raised over £10,700. Miller ended the Twitch stream with a surprise raid, featuring DJ and music producer Spock who hosted a virtual NotTheGP after party.
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