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How to watch F1 Virtual Grand Prix on April 5 ft. Norris, Leclerc, more

Published: 2/Apr/2020 13:11 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 11:23

by Matt Porter

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With the 2020 Formula 1 season still on hold, professional drivers, celebrities, and streaming stars are heading back to their simulators for the latest round of F1’s Virtual Grand Prix series on Sunday, April 5. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.

With major sporting events around the world indefinitely suspended, many have turned to gaming as a way to keep themselves and their fans entertained until they can get back to real-life action. Formula 1 has been leading the way with their official Virtual Grand Prix and the “Not the…” series run by Veloce Esports in conjunction with the motorsport championship.

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With the Bahrain Virtual GP proving to be a major success, the action continues this weekend as some of F1’s biggest names team up with other professional racers, esports stars, and celebrities to head down under and take on Albert Park for the second running of the Virtual GP series.

When and where is the April 5 Virtual Grand Prix?

The action returns to the virtual track on Sunday, April 5, as 20 drivers compete to win the second running of this online series using the F1 2019 game on PC. The action is set to kick off at 8 PM BST / 12 PM PT / 3 PM EST, starting with qualifying to determine the grid positions for the 28-lap race which kicks off afterward.

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While the first Virtual Grand Prix took place on the same weekend as the Bahrain race was originally scheduled, with drivers speeding around the in-game version of the track, F1 was scheduled to be in Hanoi for the first running of the Vietnamese Grand Prix. With the street circuit not featured in F1 2019, the grid will instead head to Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia to run what is usually the opening race of the World Championship season.

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F1 returns to Albert Park for a virtual running of the Australian GP.

April 5 F1 Virtual Grand Prix streams

The full race will be broadcasted across all of Formula 1’s official media platforms, with streams on their YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook accounts, alongside their website. The race will also be broadcasted by the sport’s international broadcast partners, with Sky Sports in the UK confirmed to be showing both qualifying and the race on their dedicated F1 channel.

On top of that, some drivers will also be streaming their own PoV’s during the race, with McLaren’s Lando Norris likely to broadcast on his Twitch channel. You can watch F1’s official stream, plus Lando’s, below.

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Official Formula 1 stream

Lando Norris’ stream

Who will be competing in the Virtual Grand Prix?

F1 have already confirmed that five professional drivers will be competing in the second Virtual GP, with McLaren’s Lando Norris and Williams’ Nicholas Latifi returning. Joining them are Latifi’s teammate George Russell, Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon, and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.

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England Cricket World Cup winner Ben Stokes will be teaming up with Albon to complete the Red Bull Racing lineup, with Sky Sports F1 broadcasters Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson also making an appearance.

Some Road to F1 drivers will also compete, with ART’s Christian Lundgaard, Charouz’s Louis Deletraz, and Haas F1 reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi also scheduled to be in action, with more racers to be announced.

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Confirmed F1 Virtual GP drivers and teams

  • Lando Norris – McLaren
  • Alex Albon – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
  • Ben Stokes – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
  • Charles Leclerc – Scuderia Ferrari
  • George Russell – ROKIT Williams Racing
  • Nicholas Latifi – ROKIT Williams Racing
  • Johnny Herbert – TBD
  • Anthony Davidson – TBD
  • Christian Lundgaard – TBD
  • Louis Deletraz – TBD
  • Pietro Fittipaldi – Haas F1 Team
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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.