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Get Ready For… Challenge Heineken Legends!

May 15, 2020

Gentlemen, start your engines. We’re joined by two legendary F1 figures for our latest Challenge event, as Heineken ambassadors David Coulthard and Nico Rosberg take on a series of challenges in an action-packed evening of racing.

The latest challenge will see Coulthard and Rosberg face off against celebrities, Heineken personalities and Formula 1 content creators in a series of unique and unpredictable gauntlets.

There are nine points on offer, with points scored for hitting certain criteria in the challenges. The running totals for each driver will be scored at the end of the show to see how they compare on the leaderboard. Lando Norris has four points from his Challenge event, while Williams duo Nicholas Latifi and George Russell have three and two points respectively following their duel.

Three-time world champion and Heineken ambassador Sir Jackie Stewart will announce each challenge in a pre-recorded video before each segment. Speaking of which…

Challenge 1: 1v1 Battles

The first challenge will consist of a two car, one-lap shoot-out, as one driver faces off against another. It’s best of three, so first driver to take two wins goes through.

In this challenge, Coulthard and Rosberg will be facing off against fellow Heineken personalities Roberto Carlos and Robert Doornbos.

Coulthard and Carlos will face off first around Interlagos, then Rosberg and Doornbos will face the same circuit. The winners will progress to the final, while the losers will go to a Third-place playoff race, both of which will be at the Red Bull Ring.

The winner gets two points, with the runner-up getting one.

Challenge 2: Defending The Crown

The second challenge takes us to Abu Dhabi, the setting of Nico Rosberg’s 2016 world championship triumph with Mercedes. Here, our quartet will line up in reverse order of which they finished the previous event.

This five-lap race will see the four drivers battle it out for the win, with three points on offer for the win, two for second, and one for third. Fourth place gets nothing but a reality check!

Challenge 3: Influencer Grid

Our final challenge will see a grid of influencers and content creators take on Coulthard and Rosberg around a circuit yet to be determined. Viewers on Twitch will have the opportunity to decide the circuit with a vote that will go live once it’s announced, so keep your eyes peeled at the top of the show.

This 25% race puts the duo at the front of the grid, and their challenge is to hold back the chasing pack. Once again, it’s three points for a win, two for second, and one for finishing in the top five. There’s also one bonus point on offer for the fastest lap, making a total of nine for the whole challenge.

So there you have it – our gauntlet has been thrown down! Who do you think will come out on top? Join us from 18:00 BST – that’s 17:00 UTC – live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, to find out. See you there!




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