How Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris Plan on Gaming When the F1 Season Resumes

Published 05/09/2020, 4:48 AM EDT

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The 2020 F1 season isn’t too far away, but Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc are planning out their gaming schedule. So, even when the season begins, they will continue their passion for gaming.

Recently, the two driver got together on Twitch and discussed their next step, both in F1 and in the virtual world. Norris noted that they may have triple headers. Fortunately, they do get one weekend off, so they can play Rocket League. Their planning process went like this,:

Norris, “We schedule every evening at 9 o’clock Rocket League games!”


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Leclerc, “That would be cool. Before getting on the track!”

Norris: “That could be our warm-up.”

How are Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris managing during the crisis?


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The Ferrari driver and the McLaren driver are managing just fine and have turned to online gaming to sharpen their skills. Aside from the F1 2019 game, they also play a number of simulation racing games and even multiplayer games like Rocket League.

On the subject of Rocket League, for the uninitiated, this game pits two teams of three cars each. Their objective is to guide a giant ball to their opponent’s goal or defend their goal from opponents.


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Each game lasts around five minutes and the scores are tallied. However, play can continue after the timer runs out, as long as the ball does not touch the ground.


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Suffice to say, it is quite fun to team up with friends or strangers, or even play against them. Given that only three players are there per side, it opens up several avenues for plenty of chaos and fun between six players.

Coming back to Formula One, the 2020 F1 season is set to tentatively commence from July onwards. The Red Bull Ring in Austria will play host to the season opener, with a possibility of a double-header.


Written by:

Dhruv George


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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.
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