F1 drivers lead new ‘Race for the World’ charity series

Esports | April 10th, 2020

Six Formula 1 drivers have announced a new sim racing championship that will bid to raise $100,000 for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund over the next week.

The ‘Race for the World’ series will take place on three nights spread across the next seven days, and will feature an all-star grid including drivers from F1, Formula E, F2, F3, and Super Formula.

Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon, Lando Norris, George Russell, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi will all take part in the new series that will be streamed online.

The drivers have been taking part in regular races on the F1 2019 game together while the season remains on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, but will now form a proper series to raise funds for charity.

“So happy to make this happen,” Leclerc wrote on Twitter while making the announcement. “We all need to be united in this and to see all of this group coming together for one cause feels great.”

Source: Motorsport.com