Charles Leclerc and Ben Stokes confirmed for Sunday's Virtual GP
Leclerc, Albon, Norris, Russell, Giovinazzi, Latifi and Stokes confirmed - as well as Sky F1's Herbert and Davidson: Watch Albert Park race live on Sky Sports F1, and our YouTube channel, on Sunday at 8pm
By Matt Morlidge
Last Updated: 03/04/20 3:19pm
Six Formula 1 drivers - including Ferrari's Charles Leclerc - will be racing in this weekend's Virtual GP on Sky Sports, with England cricket star Ben Stokes also joining what is set to be a bumper Esports grid.
Leclerc, Alex Albon, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi have all signed up for Sunday night's race, which is the second of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series following an entertaining debut Bahrain event.
Stokes, England's superstar cricket all-rounder, will also put his skills to the test online as he races for Red Bull against other celebrities and ex-F1 drivers, including Sky Sports F1's Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson.
The race, on the official 2019 F1 video game, will be live at 8pm on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event on Sunday, while it will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel.
Virtual F1 racing: Time for Round Two
Chaos, crashes, and Johnny Herbert leapfrogging 15 other drivers to take the lead of the race. And that was just on the first lap of the Virtual Bahrain GP!
F1's official virtual debut was a storming success as experienced drivers went head-to-head against a grid filled with racing streamers and celebrities - including golfer Ian Poulter and One Direction's Liam Payne.
And the second race promises to be even more of a spectacle.
It is taking place on Melbourne's Albert Park track - which was due to host the opening race of the F1 2020 season before it's late cancellation - on the weekend originally scheduled for the inaugural Vietnam GP in Hanoi.
The Vietnam circuit is currently not available on the game.
The event will start with a short qualifying where the grid order for the race will be determined, followed by a 28-lap race around Albert Park.
Who is taking part?
The six F1 drivers will be racing for their respective teams.
That means you'll see Leclerc, who enjoyed a superb debut season in red, in a Ferrari, Albon making his Esports debut in a Red Bull, Norris looking to make his mark again in a McLaren, Giovinazzi in an Alfa Romeo and Russell and Latifi racing for Williams.
Leclerc's brother Arthur, a Ferrari junior, will also be in action.
Stokes, meanwhile, a Red Bull athlete, will be slotting in for Max Verstappen as Albon's team-mate. No pressure.
F1 say more names will be added "in the coming days".
The confirmed list so far:
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
Arthur Leclerc, Ferrari
Alex Albon, Red Bull
Ben Stokes, Red Bull
Lando Norris, McLaren
Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo
Johnny Herbert, Alfa Romeo
George Russell, Williams
Nicholas Latifi, Williams
Anthony Davidson (TBC)
Andre Heimgartner, Renault
Christian Lundgaard, Renault