BAKU BECKONS FOR THE LATEST F1® 2020 HOT LAP AHEAD OF VIRTUAL GRAND PRIX

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Codemasters® today reveals the latest circuit to feature from F1® 2020’s hot lap series. Ahead of this weekend’s Virtual Grand Prix at the same location, the lap, on Azerbaijan’s Baku City Circuit, was recorded by the F1® 2020 development team and features Antonio Giovinazzi in his vibrant Alfa Romeo. The video can be viewed here

Since its addition to the racing calendar in 2016, the tricky city circuit has quickly become a fan-favourite. Sparing no shortage of nail-biting moments right from the off with a tight turn one left-hander, drivers must navigate the high-risk, big-reward castle corner and accompanying blind ascent. Players must also master turn 15 before the long hairpin and even longer start/finish straight.

This Sunday, June 7, F1® drivers Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly make their Virtual Grand Prix debuts on F1® 2019. Returning once again are Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, Nicholas Latifi, Antonio Giovinazzi, and – fresh from his back-to-back victories at Monaco and Spain – George Russell. Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte will also be taking to the track, as will AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, rally biker Matthias Walkner, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois – his fourth Virtual Grand Prix appearance. The live broadcast starts at 6pm BST (3am AEST) on the official Formula 1® YouTube, Twitch, Weibo, and Facebook channels alongside several international broadcast partners.

F1® 2020 will be released on Friday 10 July 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC (via Steam), and Google Stadia. Players who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will receive exclusive content and three days early access.

For future news and details on all the new features follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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