Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is all set to take part in a virtual Formula One Grand Prix around Monaco’s street circuit on Sunday, with the Gabonese international taking tips from McLaren’s, Lando Norris ahead of the race.
The half-distance race will see the drivers competing from home on simulators, with the virtual version an exact replica of the track on a day when the original F1 race was scheduled to take place, but cancelled due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be taking tips from McLaren’s Lando Norris before the pair line up for a virtual Formula One grand prix around Monaco’s street circuit on Sunday https://t.co/BvXCmLJuKT via @ahramonline
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“It’s a bit hard but I try to train every day. Some turns are really, really hard. To tell the truth, I’m free every day, I am training but then I have all day. The morning definitely I’m not there. But definitely I need some advice on the virtual thing… I need your help, bro,” Aubameyang said to Norris in a video clip posted by McLaren on Twitter.
The striker becomes the latest footballing superstar to participate in the virtual race series on the official F1 2019 video game against real F1 drivers. Manchester City superstar, Sergio Aguero along with Real Madrid’s, Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona’s, Arthur Melo took part in the previous virtual Spanish Grand Prix.