Formula One’s esports broke records last year with 11.4 million live streaming the online events during the 2020 season.

The Virtual Grand Prix series attracted a total of 30 million viewers throughout the season last year and coming up on January 31, the Virtual Grand Prix series will return with the first of three consecutive races.

Julian Tan, Head of Digital Business and Initiatives and Esports with Formula One said:

“It is fantastic to see the F1 Esports Series 2020 break viewing and engagement records after a brilliant championship where we saw competitive racing and high drama at every event. We had to adapt in the way we operated for this year’s Pro Series due to the pandemic, but we’re thrilled to see that it didn’t affect viewers enjoyment, or consumption, of the action. 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 as 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. Watch this space!”

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