Valtteri Bottas to participate in the virtual Monaco Grand Prix

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Valtteri Bottas has been added to the list of Formula 1 drivers who will participate in this weekend’s virtual Monaco Grand Prix.

In the absence of the real thing, Formula 1 has been organizing virtual races that included some Formula 1 drivers, esports racers and celebrities. Formula 1 drivers that will return to virtual racing this weekend are Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi.

They will be joined by Valtteri Bottas and former Mercedes reserve driver and current Renault racer Esteban Ocon. You can watch the virtual Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday (May 24) at 18:00 BST (19:00 CET). The race will be streamed on a variety of platforms like YouTube and Twitch and last for 39 laps.

“The Virtual Grand Prix series has proven to be a fantastic live spectacle with over 20m viewers to date, providing fans with some racing entertainment during these challenging times,” said Julian Tan, Formula 1’s Head of Esports.

“We are delighted to announce our strongest line-up of current F1 drivers alongside a star-studded list of global talent from the worlds of sport and entertainment, as we all stand together to put on great racing entertainment around the historic streets of Monaco, virtually.”

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