Coulthard and Rosberg to go head-to-head in this weekend's F1 Esports challenge
In the latest instalment of our F1 Esports Challenge series 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg and 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard – now both Heineken ambassadors – will face off against each other in a series of sim races in the #ChallengeHeinekenLegends event.
It's the third in our Challenge series after the #ChallengeLando race back in March starring McLaren's Lando Norris, and the #ChallengeWilliams event in April, featuring Williams duo George Russell and Nicholas Latifi.
But this week Rosberg and Coutlhard will be pitted against each other – and some special guests – as they compete on Codemasters F1 2019 game for pride and the 9 points up for grabs as they look to top our Challenge leaderboard.
Challenge 1 – 1v1 Battles – A mini single-elimination tournament consisting of 1v1 single lap, best of 3 races featuring David, Nico and two other Heineken ambassadors.
Coulthard will face ex-Real Madrid and Brazil superstar Roberto Carlos at the Interlagos circuit, while Rosberg will take on former Red Bull F1 driver Robert Doornbos, with the winners of each round progressing to a face off in the final at the Red Bull Ring.
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Challenge 2 – Defending The Crown – Our second challenge sees our four drivers from Challenge 1 face off against each other as they try to claim victory on the virtual Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in a five lap race.
With the competitors starting on a reverse grid (decided on their finishes from Challenge 1) Rosberg will be looking to secure a win on the track where he clinched his world championship title in 2016...
Challenge 3 – Influencer Grid – Our drivers take on a selection of influencers and content creators as 18 pre-approved drivers join the grid to take on our legends in a 25% distance race.
David and Nico will start 1-2 on the grid but will have their work cut out as they attempt to hold off the rest of the field, and a fan poll launched at the top of show will determine what track and weather conditions will be used for the race.
How to watch
We're going live this Sunday at 17:00 UTC (18:00 BST), across F1.com, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, so make sure you're following F1 on your platform of choice!
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