Valtteri Bottas joins Virtual Monaco Grand Prix grid - How to watch, confirmed drivers, & more

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The Virtual Grand Prix Series, delivered by Gfinity, has been a huge success for Formula 1 as they have filled the gap left by the COVID-19 postponements.

Recent races have been spearheaded by the younger generation of F1 stars, but now an older driver is joining in the fun.

Valtteri Bottas enters the Virtual GP grid

So far Mercedes have been represented by the talented pair of Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Gutierrez.

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Both are former F1 drivers and under the Mercedes umbrella for other series. However, one will now make way for seven-time F1 race winner Valterri Bottas.

Practicing hard

Valtteri has a big gap in experience to bridge if he wants to be fighting at the front with Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, and George Russell.

The young trio has been at the fore of sim racing, along with Lando Norris, during lockdown.

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However with a Playseat, AMG-branded obviously, and some time on his hands we can certainly expect him to be near the front.

Virtual Monaco Grand Prix grid

Here is the confirmed grid so far for the Virtual Monaco Grand Prix.

Driver A
Driver B
Valtteri Bottas
Esteban Gutierrez
FDA Hublot Esports Team
Charles Leclerc
Arthur Leclerc
Red Bull Racing
Alex Albon
Kai Lenny
Lando Norris
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Racing Point
David Schumacher
Luis Fonsi
Louis Deletraz
Pietro Fittipaldi
Esteban Ocon
Nicolas Prost
Alpha Tauri
Tonio Liuzzi
Luca Salvadori
Alfa Romeo
Antonio Giovinazzi
Thibaut Courtois
George Russell
Nicholas Latifi

How to watch

The Virtual Spanish GP will start at 6pm BSTon Sunday, 24 May.

It will be streamed live on Formula 1's official YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels.

It will also be broadcast live around the world. Check local listings but you can expect to see it on your usual F1 channel.

The race will be preceded by a Formula 2 race at 4pm F1 Esports Pro Exhibition Race at 5pm featuring the top F1 esports drivers in the world.

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