Lando Norris misses F1 Esports Virtual Chinese Grand Prix as McLaren ace suffers nightmare

Lando Norris endured a fresh simulator racing nightmare on Sunday evening as the McLaren driver was forced to miss the F1 Esports Virtual Chinese Grand Prix. The McLaren driver was supposed to line up on the Shanghai International Circuit grid alongside six real-world rivals but had to sit out the battle after suffering with connectivity issues.

That meant scores of Norris’ ever-growing fan base were unable to watch the 20-year-old streaming on his popular Twitch channel.

Norris’ real-world team-mate Carlos Sainz was left as McLaren’s sole representative in the virtual field having come in for Jenson Button, who drove for British manufacturer’s last time out.

Norris’ connectivity issues provided a fresh nightmare after he was forced to miss a simulated version of the Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago when his computer crashed.

Alongside Sainz on this week’s grid were Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and Antonio Giovinazzi.

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