F1 superstar Alonso to compete at Le Mans

F1 superstar Alonso to compete at Le Mans

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More and more racing icons join virtual edition of 24H of Le Mans.

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The list of participants at the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans gets more impressive every day. After Veloce Esports announced three icon-heavy teams including racing celebrities such as Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly, FA/RB Allinsports presented a lineup which boasts at least as many notable drivers.

F1 legends Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello join Team Redline’s racer Olli Pahkala and Jarl Teien for the famous endurance race on June 13 and 14 in rFactor 2. Especially Alonso’s participation will draw a lot of attention from racing fans all around the world. The two-time F1 world champion also has two Le Mans championships under his belt.

Source: @24 Hours of Le Mans, Twitter

Penske and Mahle with strong lineups

Speaking of star power: Penske Esports announced their team already on Thursday. With Juan Pablo Montoya, the racing org will be represented by a former Formula 1 pilot as well. The 44-year-old Colombian will face the challenge with Le Mans champion Simon Pagenaud, American racing ace Dane Cameron and Ricky Taylor, who’s also an experienced Le Mans competitor.


Meanwhile, sim racing icon Jimmy Broadbent will compete for Mahle Racing Team, alonside DTM driver Ferdinand Habsburg and Williams Esports’ Kevin Rottig. Their lineup is completed by Jamie Chadwick, who won the first W Series in 2019.

With more than two weeks before the event, we are anxious to know who is going to join the starting field next. Considering how stacked the event already is, it is safe to say that it is going to be one of the absolute esports racing highlights this year.

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