The Mercedes-Benz Virtual GP championship is the most prestigious Czech-Slovak series in virtual racing. Twenty of the best drivers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia compete in twelve races from March to November to win not only the prestigious trophy, but also a free Mercedes-Benz car for a year and the opportunity to show their skills to the world. The current 2022 edition is in full swing and the starting field has never been so strong and balanced. But only one can win.
Esport has been growing in popularity in recent years and one of the increasingly strong sectors is virtual racing. The Mercedes-Benz Virtual GP championship uses one of the most realistic simulators on the market called iRacing. A rarity is the close connection between the virtual and real worlds, where it is increasingly becoming apparent that a quality virtual racer will not be lost on a real race track. In addition, many drivers have gone on to the world's biggest competitions from here, and names like Michal Šmídl, Martin Štefanko, Jaroslav "Jardier" Honzík or Lukáš Podstata are well known around the world.
Drivers in Mercedes-Benz Virtual GP race online in stables made up of real partners. Proper representation is key, and just like in real Formula 1, there is no shortage of media in addition to the driving. Viewers can regularly watch the battle of the fastest online on classic platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. From 2020, the Mercedes-Benz Virtual GP races are also broadcast live on the sports TV channel O2 TV Sport.
But anyone can join in. During 2022, there will also be an official accompanying championship, the Mercedes-Benz Virtual GP Sprint Cup, which will have no entry restrictions and is open to complete novices. In addition, this year it will be run with a F1 monopost!