Participants in the 2022 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans include new F1 world champion Max Verstappen, the Alpine Esports team led by former F1 and FIA WEC world champion Fernando Alonso and 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou. The competitor pool also boasts former CART champion and F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya, taking part alongside his son Sebastian Montoya. IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist will join forces with Verstappen in representing Team Redline, and top single-seaters contenders will take the start as well, such as Formula E drivers Oliver Rowland and Sergio Sette Camara.
It is no surprise that many drivers from the FIA WEC, the European Le Mans Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the GT class are set to compete in the race. Louis Delétraz, winner of the first Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 2020, will defend his title with ELMS teammate Yifei Ye. Gabriel Aubry, Job van Uitert, Dani Juncadella, Arthur Rougier, Nicklas Nielsen, Matt Campbell, Ben Barker and former DTM champion Bruno Spengler are also expected to take the start.
Also competing are esports stars Joshua Rogers (2020 winner in the GT class), Kevin Siggy, Bono Huis, Atze Kerkhof, Michi Hoyer, Jernej Simončič and Nikodem Wisniewski. The simracers are all extremely talented and determined to give the professional drivers a run for their money.
In all, 200 drivers are set to take the start in this Le Mans Virtual Series season finale. In addition to highlighting the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and offering an exciting (and safe) 24 hours of distraction to competitors and fans across the world, season titles are also up for grabs.
More details will be revealed in the coming days on the liveries of the cars as well as how to follow the race!
Click for the final round of the 2021-2022 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans Series entry list.