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Virtual Grand Prix of Monaco has record number of Formula 1 participants

Virtual Grand Prix of Monaco has record number of Formula 1 participants Valtteri Bottas joins Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, F1 stars for Virtual GP
Cary Erickson | 23 May, 2020, 16:23

Broadcast live on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels and live on various worldwide broadcast partners in over 100 countries, the Virtual Monaco Grand Prix will take place on Sunday May 24, the day originally scheduled for the Monaco Grand Prix proper, which has been cancelled from the 2020 calendar.

The half-distance race, with drivers competing from home on simulators, will be around a virtual version of the tight and twisty street circuit on the day the cancelled real Grand Prix would have happened.

Bottas, Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate who finished second in the championship previous year, and Ocon, the highly-rated Renault youngster, confirming their participation takes the F1 driver count to eight for the Virtual Monaco GP - a record in the series so far.

Two F1 drivers will be making their esports debuts too, with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Renault's Esteban Ocon taking part for the first time.

F1 Esports regulars Alexander Albon, Charles Leclerc, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and Lando Norris are all confirmed to return for the Monaco race, along with other stars from the sporting world.

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The Virtual GP series is in the wake of the extended shutdown period of the sport due to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus.

"It's a bit hard but I try to train every day", replied the Arsenal forward who played for Monaco during the 2010-11 season. 'Some turns are really, really hard'.

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"To tell the truth, I'm free every day", he added. The morning definitely I'm not there.

Information from Reuters was also included in this report.