Charles Leclerc Wins Virtual China Race, Celebrates With Pasta Not Champagne
Charles Leclerc, who claimed his second victory in the the Virtual Grand Prix championship, marked his Shanghai win by cooking pasta.
Leclerc claimed a second victory in the Virtual Grand Prix championship
Charles Leclerc marked his Shanghai win by cooking pasta
The F1 world championship has yet to get underway this season
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc claimed a second victory in the Formula One Esports Virtual Grand Prix championship on Sunday, marking his Shanghai win by cooking pasta. Charles Leclerc started on pole and finished ahead of Red Bull's Alex Albon and Guanyu Zhou, who races in Formula 2. "I'm actually enjoying very much playing, and streaming. And I enjoy it even more when I win," tweeted 22-year-old Leclerc who also has two wins in the real F1 world championship. "But the post-race celebrations are somehow feeling a bit different.
"Switching off the computer and go cook white pasta is a bit less glamour than spraying champagne on the podium."
The Formula One world championship has yet to get underway this season due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Nine of the scheduled 22 races have either been cancelled or postponed.
British Grand Prix organisers said Sunday they could host two consecutive races if required in an effort to help salvage the coronavirus-hit world championship.
That would leave the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5 as the delayed season-opener with the British Grand Prix scheduled to follow two weeks later.
Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko told Austrian public broadcaster ORF that the Spielberg track too could host back-to-back races with the second a two-day race during the week.
He said the track manager had already proposed to the government to allow a Grand Prix without fans with chances of its approval "very high".
The British Grand Prix, which is set for July 19, is likely, however, to take place behind closed doors to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
In 2019, official figures showed that 351,000 people attended the Formula One weekend at Silverstone which first hosted a British Grand Prix in 1950.