Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s Antonio Giovinazzi made his virtual Grand Prix debut for the Hinwil based outfit on the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne where he came home with a very impressive fifth place finish and speaking following the race the Italian said:
“I had a lot of fun, and that’s the main objective I had coming into this event tonight. “I hope we managed to deliver an entertaining show for all the people watching from home and hopefully we will have even more drivers joining in for the next round.”
“It was a good first experience with this game, but I’ll put in even more work to train for the next races. Competing like this is a great way to keep sharp while we wait for the Formula One season to start.”
Former Sauber driver turned Sky Sports F1HD pundit Johnny Herbert was in the other Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN car and made his way up a few places from 18th on the grid following a first lap crash. Herbert came home in 17th place.
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s Esports drivers Daniel Bereznay and James Baldwin took part in the F1 Esports Exhibition race with Bereznay coming home in eleventh place while Baldwin finished the race in 17th place.
Speaking following the event, Bereznay said:
I made a good start from P11 and I think I could have done a good race, as my long-run pace was pretty good here. “I made up three places by turn three, then Brendon’s car appeared facing the wrong way out of nowhere and I couldn’t do anything to avoid him. It’s a shame to end a race like this on lap one, but we’ll come back stronger next round