The final round of the season will take place at Montreal’s famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a popular track on the Formula 1 games that often promotes great racing and race-long battles up and down the order.
With this being the final race ahead of F1’s restart, teams and drivers have already began preparations for the resuming of real-life racing meaning the field will be light on active drivers in comparison to previous races.
Race one winner and Renault junior driver Guanyu Zhou returns for the final race and Callum Ilott will fill in for Charles Leclerc at Ferrari.
David Schumacher, Piettro Fittipaldi and Louis Deletraz round out the junior formulae entries in the absence of any F2 or F3 virtual racing.
Last time out, Russell took a dominant victory around the Baku street circuit to win the Virtual Azerbaijan GP, though Alex Albon will be looking for redemption after finishing as runner-up.
The Red Bull driver has a victory to his name during the series, coming at Interlagos in a thrilling battle with Leclerc and looks set once more to fight against his F2 rival for the final race victory before normal racing resumes.
“The Virtual Grand Prix series has been a resounding success. We are so glad to have been able to provide our fans with racing action as well as engagement with our stars during a time when most live sports had gone dark,” Julian Tan, F1’s head of digital business and esports, said ahead of the final round.
“The Virtual Grands Prix have given us a chance to reach a whole new audience and we’d love to see anyone who has enjoyed watching the series continue their journey with us when the action returns.”