Manchester City’s striker Sergio Agüero will compete at the F1 Virtual GP in Barcelona on Sunday.
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For the next round of the F1 Virtual Grand Prix on Sunday, May 10, Formula One announced another traditional sports star who will join the field of competitors. Argentinian soccer superstar Sergio Agüero will compete alongside Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon and the other racers. The celebrities are going to race on the virtual Ciruit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
The 31-year-old striker usually plays for Manchester City FC in the English Premier League and is the club’s all-time top scorer. Premier League is currently paused for an indefinite period of time due to the coronavirus.
Agüero will drive for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, joining Alexander Albon, who won in Brazil last Sunday. He is not the first professional soccer pro to participate in the Virtual GP. Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois took over a virtual Formula 1 car at the China GP on April 19 and finished in P15. AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli reached P15 at the latest race in Brazil.
The Spanish Virtual GP will start at 7 PM CEST (1 PM ET) on Sunday, May 10. You will be able to watch it on the official Formula 1 Twitch channel.
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