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