Last year’s races saw plenty of action between the evenly-matched cars and the 2021 series promises even more, with the introduction of five-lap sprint races to decide the grid for the 50 per cent race distance virtual grands prix.
The championship begins on January 31, with racing on the following two weekends.
Formula 1 drivers will be joined by celebrities and gamers who take part in F1’s esports series and teams will accrue points that will decide the winners of the prize fund, which will go to charities of their choice.
“2020 was a tough year for everyone, but we look forward to bringing fans more excitement in 2021, starting with the return of the Virtual Grands Prix,” said Julian Tan, head of esports at F1.
“We welcome back some of the faces that made it such a special experience last year, and invite some new ones too, all in the name of charity.”