Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon Join Forces with EA SPORTS for Epic Virtual Race in Monaco

Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon Join Forces with EA SPORTS for Epic Virtual Race in Monaco

In a thrilling intersection of motorsports, football, and digital entertainment, Formula 1® drivers Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon are set to compete in EA SPORTS’ highly anticipated sim racing event, 'The 10 Racers'. This exciting event will take place just ahead of the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2024, promising fans an unforgettable virtual racing experience.

Leclerc and Albon will go head-to-head against global football stars Diogo Jota and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, alongside popular content creators WillNE, Chesnoid, Liam Kalevi, AverageF1Consumer, MaximeMXM, and ElReyGuiri. These ten competitors will race around the legendary streets of Monaco in the new F1® 24 video game, set to be released on 31 May.

A Star-Studded Event

The event is scheduled for today, Wednesday 22 May, at 19:00 BST (20:00 CEST, 14:00 ET) and will be live-streamed from Monaco on Formula 1’s official YouTube channel. Hosting the event are Naomi Schiff, former W Series driver and current Sky Sports presenter, and P1’s Matt Gallagher. This competition marks the beginning of an action-packed weekend of real-life and virtual racing excitement in Monaco.

The Ultimate Gaming Experience

F1® 24 promises to deliver the most realistic gaming experience yet, thanks to the new EA SPORTS Dynamic Handling feature. This enhancement will provide players with unparalleled precision control, whether they’re using a wheel or a controller. The game also boasts a revamped ‘Career’ mode and improvements to some of the most iconic circuits on the F1 calendar.

Fans tuning into the live stream will get a sneak peek at these features, seeing first-hand how the stars adapt to the latest advancements in the F1 gaming universe.

Special Pre-Order Bonuses

For those eager to get their hands on F1® 24, pre-order options come with exciting bonuses. The digital-exclusive Champions Edition offers immediate access to new-season F1 team liveries for use in F1® 23’s Time Trial, James Hunt and Juan Pablo Montoya as Icons, 18,000 Pitcoin, an F1® World Bumper Pack, up to three days of early access starting May 28, and a bonus VIP Podium Pass. The Standard Edition pre-order includes 5,000 Pitcoin and an F1® World Starter Pack.

A Word from the Experts

Collette Gangemi, Director of Gaming & Licensing at Formula 1, expressed her excitement:

“Ahead of the official launch of F1 24 next week, ‘The 10 Racers’ is set to be an incredibly exciting competition between some of the best in the world of motorsports, football, and content creation. This preview will give fans an early glimpse into this year’s game and kick off the racing action at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. It’s definitely one to watch!”

Lee Mather, Senior Creative Director at Codemasters, added:

“The 10 Racers brings together the best of Formula 1 talent with a mix of celebrity fans to deliver a fun-packed race evening to kick off our F1 24 launch celebrations. F1 24 is the most authentic Formula 1 game to date, and our challengers will get the chance to step inside the paddock and feel like one of the 20 when the lights go out.”

Tune In

Don’t miss this electrifying event. Catch the live stream on the official Formula 1 YouTube channel and witness the fusion of real and virtual racing worlds as they collide on the streets of Monaco. For more details and to watch the live event, click here.

Stay tuned to Track Time News for more updates and coverage of this spectacular virtual race and the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.