Mathieu WARNIER: published on Thursday May 21, 2020 at 4:35 p.m.
During a virtual Grand Prix, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will swap a football for a Formula 1 steering wheel. The Gabonese will indeed join McLaren this weekend for the race contested on the Monaco circuit.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will go on four wheels! As since the start of the season and the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix, Formula 1 will replace the Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend in Monaco with a virtual test run on the official video game of the discipline. And for this event of unrivaled prestige, the McLaren team has decided to innovate. If it will engage as usual the British Lando Norris, keen on simulated car racing, the formation based in Woking convinced the Gabonese striker of Arsenal to put aside football for a weekend. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be the only football player on the starting grid since Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will participate in this event under the colors of the Alfa Romeo Racing team.
A first for Ocon and Bottas, Racing Point is betting on … Luis Fonsi!
Monaco Grand Prix requires, Ferrari has announced that it will align a 100% Monegasque pair with Arthur Leclerc who joins his older brother Charles. For its part, Mercedes will be able to count on one of its titular drivers for the first time since Valtteri Bottas will accompany Esteban Gutierrez in the German single-seaters. After lining up Sergio Agüero in the last round, the Red Bull Racing team continues to surprise with surfer Kai Lenny who accepted the challenge while Racing Point announced the engagement of singer Luis Fonsi, who will team up with David Schumacher, son of former pilot Ralf Schumacher. In total, no less than eight regular drivers in 2020 will be on the starting grid since, in addition to Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas, Esteban Ocon will represent Renault for the first time. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing), Alex Albon (Red Bull Racing), George Russell and Nicholas Latifi (Williams) are announced. The race will take place this Sunday over half the official distance, or 39 laps.