AS IT HAPPENED: Watch our stream of the Virtual Spanish Grand Prix


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This evening's Virtual Spanish Grand Prix saw a four-time Premier League winner take to the grid as well as stars from La Liga rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, as the footballers tried to beat the F1 drivers at their own game.

Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero was racing in the F1 Esports series for the first time, and was lining up for Red Bull Racing alongside last week's Virtual Grand Prix winner Alex Albon.

Flying the flag for La Liga, FC Barcelona’s Arthur Melo joined test driver Pietro Fittipaldi in representing the Haas F1 Team, while Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois returned for his second Virtual Grand Prix, this time driving for Alfa Romeo.

The footballers were be joined by F1 regulars Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc, while golf icon Ian Poulter made his third appearance for Renault. See the full grid in the table below.

The full grid for Sunday's Virtual Grand Prix

Alfa RomeoAntonio GiovinazziThibaut Courtois
AlphaTauriVitantonio LiuzziAndrea Pirillo
FDA Hublot Esports TeamCharles LeclercAntonio Fuoco
HaasArthur MeloPietro Fittipaldi
McLarenLando NorrisNic Hamilton
MercedesAnthony DavidsonEsteban Gutierrez
Racing PointJimmy BroadbentDavid Schumacher
Red BullAlex AlbonSergio Aguero
RenaultIan PoulterMax Fewtrell
WilliamsGeorge RussellNicholas Latifi

Tonight's race fell on the weekend originally scheduled for the Spanish Grand Prix and took place at the virtual version of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on F1 2019, the official videogame developed by Codemasters.

There was a qualifying period followed by a 33-lap race, and you can watch the full event, as it happened in the video above.

Did we get another wheel-to-wheel thriller like last week? Click on the video above to find out...



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