After the success of the virtual Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend, all eyes will be firmly fixed on the virtual Vietnam Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.
Formula 1 fans were given their fix of racing, albeit, in a different manner, this past weekend as the virtual Bahrain Grand Prix took place.
The Formula 1 world has taken steps to quench the need for speed thirst of its fanbase. A host of celebrities joined the ranks this weekend to take in the second race of the season.
The likes of Liam Payne, golfer Ian Poulter, and Sir Chris Hoy have all got stuck in. That’s alongside actual Formula 1, Formula 1, and Formula E drivers, such as Lando Norris.
And with the Sun reporting around 300,000 live viewers for the Bahrain event, attention will now shift to the Vietnam equivalent in two weeks.
Formula 2 star, Guanyu Zhou took the chequered flag this weekend. But will he dominate again in Vietnam? And more importantly, how can you check out if he does!
Where to watch the virtual Vietnam Grand Prix
Officials for F1 and Codemasters have already confirmed that all events will take place live on official Formula 1 YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. Furthermore, you can also check out the official F1 website to get your fix.
However, yesterday also saw Sky Sports F1 broadcast the Bahrain GP. It is widely expected, then, given the lack of sporting content doing the rounds at the moment, that Sky will follow suit for the Vietnamese version.
The Vietnam race is scheduled to take place on Sunday 5th April. Plenty of time, then, to make sure you’ve got your tech or subscriptions in order.
What time will the virtual Vietnam Grand Prick get underway?
The Bahrain event went down at 8 pm UK time on Sky. That’s four hours later than the actual GP took place last year, for comparison. There’s a good chance, then, they’ll stick to this timeslot for every Grand Prix but that’s yet to be confirmed.
It is, of course, a shame for those in Vietnam. The country was looking forward to welcoming F1 to their country.
So, as the world goes further and further into lockdown, the virtual Vietnam Grand Prix might be the best people can hope for in terms of ‘live sport’ in the coming weeks.