The Le Mans Virtual Series attracts top notch drivers

The Le Mans Virtual Series attracts top notch drivers

The newly launched Le Mans Virtual Series is drawing the highest caliber drivers from Formula 1, IndyCar, the IMSA WeaterTech SportsCar Championship, Formula 2 and 3, Formula E, Extreme E, the GT World Challenge and other real and virtual series.

As many as 38 teams and 177 drivers appear on the full entry list for the 2021 Le Mans Virtual Series season. Included are champions and top notch drivers from nearly every auto racing discipline, such as 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, F2 driver Jack Aitken, Formula E driver Sergio Sette Camara, IndyCar leader Alex Palou and IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist.

The list also boasts up and coming young talent from Formula 2 like Liam Lawson, Bent Viscaal, Victor Martins and Caio Collet, as well as female driver Beitske Visser who competes in the W series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 24 Hours of Le Mans and the IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship are represented by Bruno Senna and previous F1 stars Stoffel Vandoorne, Harry Tincknell, Will Stevens, Matt Campbell, Yifei Ye and more.

Demonstrating his versatility in racing, FIA World Rallycross Championship and Extreme E Championship driver Timmy Hansen will hit the virtual track along with winners from the Japanese Super GT Series and GT competitors from all over the world.

The 2020 Le Mans Virtual victors will defend their title under the banner of Rebellion GPX Williams up against Team Fordzilla, Red Bull Racing Esports, Team Redline, Panis Racing, Team Project 1 and Team WRT. FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans winners Alpine, Ferrari, Porsche and BMW will also take part in the 2021 Le Mans Virtual Series.

Win your spot at the 2022 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans

Talented and popular simracers such as Michi Hoyer, Bono Huis, Jan von der Heyde, Joshua Rogers and Kevin Siggy join the list of professional drivers competing in the 2021 Le Mans Virtual Series. Among the 177 drivers entered, 98 are simracers. Teams may submit a list of four or five drivers for the full season and at least two must be ranked in the FIA. Given the current uncertainty relative to the calendars of various championships, the regulations provide for the replacement of FIA classified drivers if unavailable.

The highlight of the virtual season for professional drivers and simracers after competing at some of the most legendary circuits in the world is the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15-16 January 2022, sure to thrill esports fans across the globe. For those same fans, the Le Mans Virtual Cup with rFactor 2 will allow them to compete and try to win a place on the starting grid of the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Click for the 2021 Le Mans Virtual Series entry list.

For more info, go to the official Le Mans Virtual Series website.