The UK-based esport tournament provider was selected to deliver the new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series.
The F1 Esports series was developed to allow fans to take part in the Formula 1 races virtually in the face of the ongoing COVID 19 situation that affected live Grand Prix events pursue further.
Gfinity worked closely with Formula 1 in the design of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series and will now oversee the execution of the tournament, including operations and radio production.
The F1 Virtual Grand Prix is played every weekend instead of a postponed Grand Prix.
The first race, Virtual Bahrain's Grand Prix, took place on Sunday March 22nd and consisted of Formula 1 drivers and a variety of celebrities and sports personalities, including British host Paul Redeye Chaloner.
It was won by Renault test driver and Formula 2 star Guanyu Zhou.
The Virtual Grand Prix games are currently scheduled to run through May and will be extended if the COVID-19 pandemic leads to further Grand Prix cancellations.
The series uses the official F1 2019 PC video game developed by Codemasters.
Each race will be broadcast live at the Gfinity Esports Arena in London and will be available on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels.
John Clarke, CEO at Gfinity said: “We are excited to be part of the delivery of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series.
“At Gfinity, we strive to offer esports solutions to our partners, and we are proud to be part of the series, which is exciting, entertainment-based virtual racing for a legion of Formula 1 and gaming fans around the world offers. ” Gfinity recently outlined a cost-cutting plan in which the former CEO and Chairman resigned .
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