F1 driver Russell dominates fifth Virtual GP in a row

F1 driver Russell dominates fifth Virtual GP in a row

Formula 1 driver George Russell once again proves his skill by winning the Virtual British GP.

Photo credit: Codemasters / F1 2020 Twitter

F1 Williams driver George Russell continued his dominant winning spree as he once again took first place at the 2021 Virtual British Grand Prix on Sunday. This brings Russell’s track record to five Virtual GP victories in a row.

Although Red Bull driver Alex Albon crossed the finishing line first with a +0.413 second gap to Russell, a penalty cost him the victory. Therefore, Russell who was right behind him, moved up to snatch the trophy.

The final podium:

  • 🏆 George Russell 38:48.193
  • 🥈 Alex Albon +2.590
  • 🥉 Callum Ilott +5.789

It wasn’t only F1 racers who took part in the event – there were also several esports racers and streamers among the participants’ list. One of them was FIFA content creator Jack ‘Pie’ McDermott who drove the race with a controller instead of a fully equipped sim rig. He delivered a solid performance nonetheless, finishing in 14th place.

Esports racing icon Jimmy Broadbent attended the race as well, but unfortunately faced some technical issues. As his wheel caused problems throughout the evening, and he finished in the lower end of the standings in 12th place.

Racing for a good cause

The British GP at Silverstone was the second of three special F1 events. The Virtual GP series is a charity tournament where esports racers and traditional motorsports drivers battle each other to win a share of a $100,000 charity prize pot to donate for their nominated causes.

Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi, was able to win the first Virtual GP in Austria. (Note: Russell did not participate in this event). The third and final GP will take place in Brazil next Sunday, February 14.

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