The actual racers could probably tackle the 4.6 kilometres of the Spanish track with their eyes closed as it’s home to winter testing. The layout is very technical with every type of corner in its 16 turns, which provide a stern test of car and driver. That’s why they say if your car works well here it can be quick everywhere. For this race, the Scuderia AlphaTauri driver line-up is all-Italian featuring Vitantonio Liuzzi and Andrea Pirillo.
Vitantonio Liuzzi needs no introduction. Born in 1980, originally from Locorotondo, but living in Pescara, he drove for us for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, before moving to Force India and then HRT. He is nothing if not versatile and apart from Formula 1 cars, he’s shown his speed at the wheel of GT racers too. He also scored our team’s first ever championship point. Tonio, as he’s known, is pumped about his very first run in the F1 Virtual Series.
Alongside Liuzzi in the Virtual Spanish GP will be the youngster Andrea Pirillo, born in Bologna in 1998. He is a content creator in the automotive field. His YouTube channel pulls in around half a million viewers as he talks about his love of anything on two or four wheels. Andrea made his esports debut just a few days ago and this event will be his first experience of a virtual F1 machine.
The event format is the same as ever: 18 minutes of qualifying to decide the grid and then a great 28 lap show. Car performance and set-up is the same for everyone so it’s down to the drivers to make the difference! As some competitors are not so familiar with the game, there’s the option of using traction control and anti-lock brakes.
Make sure you watch the race live, here on this page, starting at 19:00 CEST!