Formula One Drivers Turn To The Internet To Wait Out Pandemic

Mar 24, 2020
Originally published on March 24, 2020 10:46 am
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Formula One race drivers turned to the Internet while waiting out the pandemic. Since the real-world Grand Prix Series is on hold, drivers revved up their engines in the video game version. They plan to hold online races every week as fans tune in. As the racing organization notes, there are many advantages to the virtual track. The chances of serious injury are much lower - as long as you do not count carpal tunnel syndrome. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.