F1 virtual: Nico Rosberg wins curious “Legends” competition


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(Motorsport-Total.com) – For this weekend was in the original racing calendar for the real Formula 1 season 2020 no race planned. In corona times this means that this weekend there will be neither an e-sport race from Veloce's #NotTheGP series in cooperation with Motorsport Video games nor an official e-sport race. Formula 1 racing series gives ( e-sport calendar 2020 ).

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Nico Rosberg prevailed in the home simulator against Coulthard and Co. zoom Download

Actually – because another e-sports competition with official F1 branding went on stage on Sunday at short notice. At the premiere of the so-called “Legends Concern” – presented by Formula 1 sponsor Heineken and presented by Jackie Stewart – four players met: David Coulthard, Robert Doornbos, Nico Rosberg and Roberto Carlos (a football player).

Gambling was not done with Heineken beer, but also in this case with F1 2019 from Codemasters, however on four different routes. The layout provided for direct duels to be played over one lap each.

In Interlagos, Coulthard (Pink Bull) won 2-1 against the football player in the McLaren. Rosberg (Mercedes) won 2-1 against Doornbos (Toro Rosso) on the same route, but with several collisions between the two.

The meeting of the Interlagos winners was held in Spielberg. Coulthard held the upper hand 2-0 against Rosberg, with the former Mercedes driver competing once in a Ferrari. As in the Interlagos duel Rosberg vs. Doornbos, there was also in the Spielberg duel Coulthard vs. Rosberg various collisions.

Then there was a race in Abu Dhabi in which all four players met directly. This race went over five laps and was won by Rosberg ahead of Doornbos, Coulthard and the football player.

In the end there was a 14 – Round race in Austin. The four protagonists met eight guest starters from the e-sports and YouTube scene in a field of twelve. The best placed of the four “legends”, which had to start from the end of the field according to specifications, was Doornbos on P6. Rosberg (8th) and Coulthard (11.) Crashed into each other after a spin from Rosberg. The football player again finished last with P 12.

overall winner Under the very curious layout of the “Legends Concern”, Rosberg finally won 4: 3 against Coulthard.

It remains to be seen whether there will be any such events in the future. Next weekend there will again be a race of the # NotTheGP series from Veloce in cooperation with Motorsport Video games (Saturday) and the official e-sports series of Formula 1 (Sunday) . Driven in both cases on the virtual Monaco city circuit ( e-sport calendar 2020 ).

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