The six F1 drivers returned with the final round of the Race for the World ESports charity event with Stoffel Vandoorne and Charles Leclerc winning the races.
There was a slight change in the line-up for the final round of the Race for the World Esports charity event led by six F1 drivers like Williams’ Nicholas Latifi & George Russell, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Red Bull’s Alexander Albon, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Among other returning, it were Arthur Leclerc (Ferrari), Christian Lundgaard (Renault), Louis Deletraz (Haas), Pietro Fittipaldi (Haas), Giuliano Alesi (Racing Point), Callum Ilott (Racing Point), Luca Albon (Red Bull), Luca Salvadori (Toro Rosso), Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes) and Thibaut Courtois (Renault).
There were five new entrants with Juan Manuel Correa (Alfa Romeo), Ryan Tveter (Mercedes), Sean Gelael (McLaren), Cirro Immobile (Toro Rosso) For the first F1 race, they used the Barcelona circuit where A Leclerc took pole in one-lap shoot-out.
He was followed by L Albon and Latifi in the Top 3, while A Albon was sixth with C Leclerc eighth and Russell ninth. The race was quite clean this time with lots of overtakes as Vandoorne scored his first win by a good margin from A Leclerc.
L Albon was third to round out the podium positions, with C Leclerc just behind in fourth ahead of Deletraz in the Top 5. Latifi was sixth with Lungaard seventh, Salvadori eighth, Giovinazzi ninth and Norris 10th as Russell was 11th with A Albon on 13th.
For Race 2, they opted for Red Bull Ring circuit, where C Leclerc took pole in one-shot qualifying from A Albon and A Leclerc. It was a clean race again, especially at the front, with hefty battle between the Monegasque and the Thai racer.
It was A Albon who took the win on the road by doing a Max Verstappen but he had a penalty which dropped him to third as C Leclerc took the win and also the Race for the World F1-centric charity championship title, with 90 points.
L Albon ended up second in the race with Deletraz fourth and Lundgaard in the Top 5. The rest of the Top 10 had Courtois, Salvadori, Latifi, Ilott and A Leclerc. Among other F1 drivers, Russell was 15th and Norris 16th. For the charity they raised over 70,0000 dollars with the donations on for about 15 hours more.
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