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Zhou wins frenetic maiden Formula 1 Virtual GP encounter ahead of Vandoorne

Guanyu Zhou dominated the inaugural Virtual Grand Prix held at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain, taking the chequered flag 11.7 seconds clear of Mercedes Formula E racer Stoffel Vandoorne. The official F1-organised event saw a peak of around half-a-million fans tune in across all platforms while real grand prix racing remains on hold due to the continued global Covid-19 pandemic. The race was initially meant to be decided over 28 laps-50% of the real-life Bahrain GP distance- but technical difficulties saw this shortened to a 14 lapper instead. Zhou-who qualified third behind BMW DTM man Philipp Eng and Mercedes F1 tester Esteban Gutierrez- managed to hold position off the...
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