LONDON (Reuters) – Williams driver George Russell completed a hat-trick of esports wins on Sunday to knock Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc off the top of Formula One’s virtual grand prix standings with one race remaining.
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan – October 10, 2019 Williams’ George Russell REUTERS/Issei Kato
The Briton, who failed to score a point on the real racetrack last year in an uncompetitive car after winning the 2018 F2 title, led from pole to chequered flag on the simulated Baku circuit.
It was the 22-year-old’s third race win in a row, and he was boosted by Leclerc finishing 14th and behind Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in 11th.
The virtual race was held on the day the postponed Azerbaijan Grand Prix was scheduled to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic ripped up the calendar.
Russell, racing from home like everyone else, expressed some concern about tyre wear towards the end but that seemed about as…
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