Leclerc wins ‘Race for the World’, raises $70,000

The Race for the World, a series of virtual races led by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, has concluded with $70,000 raised for the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Fund.

The series, which was won by Leclerc with 90 points over the six races, finished shy of its original fundraising goal of $100,000, but still represented a commendable effort in the fight against the coronavirus.

Behind the Monegasque in the standings there was a major upset, with Luca Albon, the younger brother of Red Bull driver Alex, finishing second on 71 points. Leclerc’s brother Arthur was third, while Alex himself was fourth.

Stoffel Vandoorne, Lando Norris, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and Antonio Giovinazzi all finished further afield in the light-hearted affair, which was run using the F1 2019 video game.

If you would like to still support the cause, donations will be accepted through midday Saturday at the link here.

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