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Bottas, Ocon join fellow F1 drivers on Virtual GP grid

  • Published on 21 May 2020 10:40
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Two current Formula 1 drivers will their debuts in the F1 Virtual Grand Prix series this weekend around Monaco, with Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon joining the field for the first time this year.

The Virtual GP series has been entertaining fans over the last number of weeks as the 2020 season has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, who are all regulars in the series, will return for this weekend's event.

Bottas, who has seven grand prix wins to his name, will line-up for Mercedes. Ocon will compete for Renault, as he awaits his first race in real life for the French manufacturer.

Also confirmed for the race are football stars Thibaut Courtois and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Luis Fonsi, singer of the 2017 hit song Despacito, will race for Racing Point, while surfer Kai Lenny will partner Alexander Albon at Red Bull.

The race will take place on Sunday, May 24 and will be streamed across Formula 1's social media channels. The streams will go live at 18:00 BST.

The race, which will be 50% the distance of a full 78-lap Monaco Grand Prix, will be preceded by an 18-minute qualifying session that determines the starting grid.
 

Team
 
Driver
 
Driver
 
Mercedes
 
Valtteri Bottas
 
Esteban Gutierrez
 
Ferrari
 
Charles Leclerc
 
Arthur Leclerc
 
Red Bull
 
Alexander Albon
 
Kai Lenny
 
McLaren
 
Lando Norris
 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 
Renault
 
Esteban Ocon
 
Nico Prost
 
AlphaTauri
 
Vitantonio Liuzzi
 
Luca Salvadori
 
Racing Point
 
David Schumacher
 
Luis Fonsi
 
Alfa Romeo
 
Antonio Giovinazzi
 
Thibaut Courtois
 
Haas
 
Louis Deletraz
 
Pietro Fittipaldi
 
Williams
 
George Russell
 
Nicholas Latifi
 

 

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