May 2nd, 2020

A weekend full of stars for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN esports racers

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will field a driver line-up full of stars in this weekend’s esports events. Antonio Giovinazzi will perform double duty as he takes on the Veloce “Not the GP” Series alongside Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, before racing in Formula One’s Virtual Grand Prix in pairing with Juan Manuel Correa.

Antonio will be looking forward to the race, aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of two weeks ago, when a good result was nullified by a network issue. By doubling up on this weekend’s races, the Italian ace will bring his talent to the extremely competitive scene of the Veloce Series. Having finished fifth in his first F1 Virtual Grand Prix, he will be expecting to compete at the front.

Courtois, part of the Belgium team which finished in third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, is an accomplished simracer and has starred in both the Veloce Series and the F1 Virtual GPs. The Belgian makes his debut in an official Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN entry and, with some very positive results in his first outings, can be a force to be reckoned with in one of the strongest team line-ups on the grid.

After making his first appearance for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in the Chinese Grand Prix, Juan Manuel Correa will return to partner Giovinazzi in the F1 Virtual Grand Prix. The talented Ecuadorian-American is on a steady improvement curve in the F1 2019 game and will certainly fight for a place in the top 10 on Sunday.

The Veloce “Not the GP” race will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, starting at 8pm BST, while the F1 Virtual Grand Prix will be broadcasted live from the Gfinity Esports Arena from 6:00pm BST on Sunday May 3.

In addition to these stars, the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Esports regulars will be in action in the F1 Esports Pro Exhibition race, which will precede the Virtual Grand Prix and is set to begin at 5:00pm BST. Ace driver Daniel Bereznay will aim to improve on his third-place finish in China, going for the win in Interlagos. He will race alongside a debutant team-mate, 17-year-old racer Bardia Broumand from Iran.

The broadcasts will be available on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels as well as selected TV broadcasters and is expected to run for 1 hour.