Last night a draft for the final phase of Formula One’s official virtual racing series took place. Nine teams had the opportunity to pick their drivers and amongst them were two-time Virtual GP champion Michal Šmídl (Predator) and last year’s champion Martin Štefanko (Republic of Gamers).
Just over two months ago the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Virtual GP season begun. In that time, we’ve seen Michal Smidl (Predator) master the GT cars, Jan Sykora (LYNX) skid through turn one at Brands Hatch and we held our breath as the drivers faced Macau.
Championship leader Michal Smidl took his fourth win of the season in Brands Hatch as the GT rounds come to an – exciting – end. Martin Stefanko made it back-to-back podiums as Vojtech Polesny holds onto third.
The seemingly unstoppable Michal Smidl took his third consecutive win of the season. Finishing over twelve seconds ahead of the rest, the championship leader has scored 77 out of the possible 78 points.
Championship leader, Michal Smidl completed the hattrick by dancing in between the narrow, twisty streets of Macau. Petr Dolezal and Michal Blazek avoided early drama to join the Predator driver on the podium.
Series veteran Michal Smidl stormed to victory at the illustrious Italian track, mastering a five second gap to Predator team-mate Vojtech Polesny. Michal Blazek in the Lenovo Legion held off multiple surges from Petr Dolezal to take third place.
One of the world’s most popular mobile phone manufacturer – Xiaomi – and a GEEK brand by one of the biggest online shops in the Czech Republic – CZC.cz – have joined forces to enter Virtual GP. They will be joined by the second Slovak driver on the grid, Martin Koštialik.
One of the biggest telecommunication companies in the world, Vodafone, is getting ready for its first season in Virtual GP. They will support Tomáš Procházka, a rookie with a difficult task ahead to find his form again after almost a two-year long break from virtual racing on a top level.