The virtual Formula 1 racing series is back on track this Sunday the 24th of May as F1 drivers, celebrities, and developing drivers take on the famous streets of Monaco. The fifth Virtual Grand Prix will take place at the Monaco circuit, famous for its narrow track, close barriers, and glamourous surroundings.
Formula 1 drivers Esteban Ocon and Valtteri Bottas have confirmed their participation in this weekend’s Virtual Monaco Grand Prix, lining up alongside six other F1 drivers; Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc, all of whom have previous experience in the Virtual Grand Prix Series.
The elite line up will also be joined by Arsenal’s Premier League star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will race alongside Lando Norris for McLaren. Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also returns for Alfa Romeo following his 11th place finish in the Virtual Spanish GP. Elsewhere on the grid, Alex Albon – who was victorious at the Interlagos Circuit – will be partnered by big-wave surfer Kai Lenny for Red Bull Racing and Latin American singer Luis Fonsi will also make his Virtual Grand Prix debut for Racing Point.
The Virtual Monaco GP will start at 6pm BST on Sunday, the 24th of May. As usual it will be streamed live on Formula 1’s official YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook accounts.
Before the Virtual GP, two races will be happening. A virtual Formula 2 race will take place at 4pm BST, and a the F1 Esports pros will be back in action at 5pm BST. Both these races will be streamed live from the Gfinity Arena across the official F1 channels on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.