These do not exist on the real cars, but F1 says it will be allowed in the virtual series to increase parity between participating drivers, many of which may not be familiar with the game.
There is also the chance that if vehicle manufacturers suffer a financial loss, questions may be asked of their associated F1 teams regarding why they are still fielding cars.
The Australian, Chinese, Bahrain, Vietnam, Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix have all had to be pushed back, but it is not known if all will take place.
The initiative is now due to last until the end of May, with a view to extending this deadline if the pandemic results in further cancellations/postponements to real-life races.
Driver will enjoy "equal auto performance with fixed setups, reduced vehicle damage, and optional anti-lock brakes and traction control for those less familiar with the game".
The first F1 Virtual Grand Prix kicks off on Sunday, 22 March 20 at 8:00pm GMT.
They will take part in a 50 per cent length race of 28 laps, with qualifying determining the starting grid.
Set to take place on the Sunday of every postponed Grand Prix weekend, the Virtual Series will transport F1 drivers to a virtual grid.
Formula 1 has launched an esports grand prix series featuring current drivers to ensure fans can continue to follow the season virtually. Formula 1 will be announcing the stars soon enough, each of whom will join the race remotely from the Gfinity Esports Arena.
The first event will therefore be a virtual Bahrain Grand Prix at 8pm (GMT) this Sunday, with events now planned until the end of May.
F1 stressed that the series is strictly for entertainment purposes and to offer "light relief" amid the challenging global crisis.
"One thing we have been talking about is two-day weekends, and therefore if we have a triple header (three races on successive Sundays) with two-day weekends, that could be an option. It's going to be competitive, action-packed, and a lot of fun for everyone involved", said chief executive officer at Codemasters, the developer of F1 2019, Frank Sagnier.