Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly will compete in the Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix series for the first time in Sunday's Virtual Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Racing Point had yet to field either real-world driver in the competition. After entering a series of young drivers, sports personalities and celebrities, Perez now steps in to join the party.
“I’m excited to give the Esports competition a go," said the Mexican. "It’s definitely got people talking and, looking at the races, they’re very entertaining to watch – sometimes maybe even more so than the real thing! It’s really amazing to see what the top drivers are able to do and, of course, they are professionals in their own right, so we can’t expect to be on their level straight away.
"But to be honest, I’m really missing racing right now, so I’m just looking forward to getting back to competing and seeing what I can do!”
Also racing for the first time is AlphaTauri driver Gasly.
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