Liam Payne, Ian Poulter and Sir Chris Hoy join F1 drivers for F1 esports virtual Bahrain Grand Prix

Music artist Liam Payne, professional golfer Ian Poulter and six-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy have all been confirmed on the grid for this evening’s virtual Bahrain Grand Prix.

The trio will be joined by a variety of F1 drivers past and present, including Lando Norris, Nicholas Latifi, Nico Hulkenberg, Stoffel Vandoorne, Esteban Gutierrez and Johnny Herbert. The event will consist of a qualifying session followed by a 28-lap race around the Sakhir circuit, with all 10 Formula 1 teams represented by two drivers each.

Fans can watch all the action from 8pm GMT on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels, as well as F1.com. The Virtual Grand Prix will also be broadcast live with international broadcast partners including in the UK on Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix (Sky channel 145).

Please find a full breakdown of the grid for the virtual Bahrain GP below: