Arthur Leclerc will be gunning for victory on a virtual version of the streets where he grew up this weekend in the third round of the F2 Virtual Racing series. The Monegasque driver will be looking to build on his superb start to the series after he took an incredible perfect score in Round 1 with wins in the feature and sprint races as well as both pole positions and both fastest laps.
After races at the Bahrain International Circuit and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, this Sunday’s event will see F2 and F3 drivers, as well as some guest stars, battle it out for victory on the Monaco Grand Prix track in the F2 cars on Codemasters’ F1 2019 game.
ART driver Marcus Armstrong will make his F2 virtual racing debut, along with Dan Ticktum, racing for DAMS, Robert Shwartzman – racing alongside Leclerc for PREMA, and F3 drivers Enaam Ahmed (Carlin) and Théo Pourchaire, who will partner Armstrong for ART.
For the first time BWT HWA RACELAB will run two entries, though their second car – which will be raced by F3 driver Enzo Fittipaldi – will carry the number 22, after the Championship retired the number 19 in memory of Anthoine Hubert.
Former F1 driver Roberto Merhi will also make his debut in the series for Campos Racing, while 2012 GP2 Champion and Sky Sports commentator Davide Valsecchi will be back on the grid, racing this Sunday for his old team DAMS.
The race gets underway at 1600 BST/1500 UTC on May 24, and you can watch all the action on F1.com as well as F1’s YouTube and Twitch channels – and we’ll have up to 8 live cams broadcasting so you can watch the drivers right the way through the live show.
The full grid:
CARLIN Enaam Ahmed Calan Williams
ART Grand Prix Marcus Armstrong Théo Pourchaire
DAMS Dan Ticktum Davide Valsecchi
UNI-Virtuosi Callum Ilott Luca Ghiotto
PREMA Racing Robert Shwartzman Arthur Leclerc
Charouz Racing System Louis Delétraz Juan Manuel Correa
Campos Racing Roberto Merhi Jack Aitken
MP Motorsport Nobuharu Matsushita Felipe Drugovich
BWT HWA RACELAB Artem Markelov Enzo Fittipaldi
Trident Olli Caldwell Lirim Zendeli