23 Mar 2020

Ian Poulter – Golf to Virtual Formula 1

The COVID-19 pandemic may have seen sporting events cancelled across the world but last night a host of global stars, including Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter, took part in the first ever Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix. 

‘The Postman’ was selected to take on the Bahrain International Circuit for the Renault DP World F1 Team alongside their test driver Guanyu Zhou. Formula 1 drivers Lando Norris and Nico Hulkenberg were also part of the impressive lineup while One Direction megastar Liam Payne joined the Williams Team for the Virtual Grand Prix.

Poulter, who is an avid petrolhead, had shared videos of himself practising throughout the week on his impressive simulator while Renault DP World driver, Esteban Ocon, tweeted some advice to the Englishman before the race got underway last night.

Check out the highlights below to see where Poulter finished

The next race will be in two weeks where F1 will run the virtual Australian GP after that race was scrapped on March 13 following a COVID-19 outbreak.

Share this article
Swing Sequence

Wyndham Clark Swing Sequence

By Jonathan Craddock, PGA Professional, Pete Cowen Academy One of the...

Xander Schauffele swing sequence

By Jonathan Craddock, PGA Professional, Pete Cowen Academy Xander Schauffele has...

Related articles

Tiger Woods Golf Cart Rule Change For US Senior Open

Tiger Woods is reportedly in discussions to participate in the US...

Rory Returns for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Rory McIlroy will return to Yas Links for the Abu Dhabi...

Upbeat McIlroy Ready for US Open After Marital Reconciliation

Rory McIlroy’s upbeat mindset ahead of this week’s US Open at...

U.S. Open Preview – Who will claim the year’s third Major?

The third Major of men’s schedule gets underway this month with...

Surviving Summer – How Courses Cope With The Heat

Words: Will Kent Photography: Provided by Stuart & Getty Images The...

Kiaan Keeps On Winning – UAE’s Latest Jnr Star

Photography & words by Will Kent Eight-year-old Kiaan Maharaj has become...