First there was Lando Norris and Max Verstappen. Then the likes of Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Alexander Albon got involved and now a four-time Formula 1 world champion has got in on the act.

Last Sunday, Sebastian Vettel settled down in front of his computer and took to the virtual circuit as the German joined the ever-growing list of drivers turning to esports with real-life racing on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vettel made his debut in what was the opening-round of the All Star Series-season, competing alongside another former F1 world champion – Jenson Button.

That race was one of three major esports races held over last weekend, and there are more on Saturday and Sunday – including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero amongst the guests in Formula 1’s official Virtual Spanish Grand Prix.