LONDON (Reuters) – Williams driver George Russell took his fourth successive virtual Formula One victory on Sunday in the last race before the real season starts in Austria next month.
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia – March 12, 2020 Williams’ George Russell arriving to the circuit REUTERS/Loren Elliott
With Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc absent, the Briton had already ‘won’ a fun series designed to fill the gap left by the Australian opener being cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 22-year-old, who failed to score a point in the real world last year as Williams struggled, started on pole position and beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon into second place in the virtual Canadian Grand Prix.
Mexican Esteban Gutierrez was third for Mercedes.
The race, shown live on Formula One’s digital platforms and broadcast partners, took place on the day the postponed Montreal race would have happened.
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