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F1 goes virtual as Bahrain GP kicks off season

(CNN)Golfers, pop stars and Olympians all went head-to-head in the first Formula One race of the season as the Bahrain Grand Prix went virtual.With the first seven races of this campaign already postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, F1 has organized the esports equivalent to help fans find some alternative entertainment.The first #VirtualGP was a 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗵 hit 💥From start to finish 👀#F1Esports 🎮 pic.twitter.com/Hum2EYZvRw— Formula 1 (@F1) March 23, 2020 Six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy, former One Direction member Liam Payne and golfer Ian Poulter were all part of the star-studded grid, which featured just two current F1 drivers.McLaren's Lando Norris and Williams's Nicholas Latifi were both racing for their r ...