Verstappen and Norris team up for virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

Ruben Hill
May 29, 2020

Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and McLaren's Lando Norris will team up for next month's virtual Le Mans 24 Hours event, the pair racing for well-known Esports operation Team Redline.

Due to the corona virus, the official version of the 24 hour race could not take place and so the organization and teams joined forces to get a virtual version off the ground.

The rules dictate that each team must run a minimum of two drivers with an worldwide FIA license and a maximum of two sim racers.

They will share an ORECA 07 LMP2 vehicle, the race's top class alongside GTE, for well-known sim race outfit Team Redline.

Van Buren won the inaugural World's Fastest Gamer in 2017 and earned a simulator job with McLaren, while Siggy won the manufacturer's McLaren Shadow Project esports competition past year.

Team Redline is at the start as a sim racing team and does not opt for the slightest lineup.

Last week's entry list revealed 50 entries from regular WEC teams and manufacturers, dedicated sim race teams and American powerhouse Team Penske.

The likes of Felix Rosenqvist, Antonio Felix da Costa, Will Stevens and Gabriel Aubry have also been confirmed in JOTA Team Redline entries, while Haas reserve Louis Deletraz is in one of the Rebellion Willams Esports cars.

The second auto will feature Rebellion LMP1 drivers Bruno Senna and Gustavo Menezes alongside sim racers Petar Brljak and Dawid Mroczek.

Princess Charlene of Monaco has entered a Ferrari GTE team with WEC drivers Francesco Castellacci and Giancarlo Fisichella, as well as former Ferrari F1 star Felipe Massa and sim racer Tony Mella. French time (9 a.m. ET, ) on June 13 and runs until the same time on June 14.

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