Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon to join Formula 1® and EA SPORTS’ ‘The 10 Racers’ virtual race in Monaco

Formula 1® drivers Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon are set to take on global football superstars Diogo Jota and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and content creators WillNE, Chesnoid, Liam Kalevi, AverageF1Consumer, MaximeMXM and ElReyGuiri, in a special sim racing event ahead of the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2024. ‘The Ten Racers’ competition will see the stars battle it out in a virtual race around the iconic Monegasque street circuit on the new F1® 24 video game, which launches on 31 May.

Taking place today (Wednesday 22 May) at 19:00 BST (20:00 CEST, 14:00 ET) ‘The 10 Racers’, will be hosted by former W Series driver and current Sky Sports presenter, Naomi Schiff, and P1’s Matt Gallagher, and will be livestreamed from Monaco on the official Formula 1 YouTube channel. The event will kick off an action-packed weekend of racing in Monaco and will test the drivers on this year’s EA SPORTS™ game, F1® 24, for the first time ahead of its launch.

F1® 24 will provide fans with its most realistic gaming experience to date with the introduction of the new EA SPORTS Dynamic Handling feature which enhances precision control and redefines the feel of the car across both wheel and controller. The latest instalment in the series of EA SPORTS games will also see a revamped ‘Career’ mode, and developments to some of the iconic circuits on the F1 Calendar.

To tune into the live stream on the official Formula 1 YouTube, click here.

Players who pre-order* the digital-exclusive F1® 24 Champions Edition gain immediate access to a selection of new-season F1 team liveries for use in F1® 23’s Time Trial, as well as receiving 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 one bonus VIP Podium Pass. Players pre-ordering the Standard Edition will receive 5,000 Pitcoin and an F1® World Starter Pack.

Collette Gangemi, Director of Gaming & Licensing at Formula 1, said:

“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, said:

“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.”

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