Six current Formula 1 drivers from the 2020 grid will take part in this weekend’s Virtual Spanish Grand Prix, along with Manchester City football star Sergio Aguero.

Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazzi and Williams pair George Russell and Nicholas Latifi have all been confirmed as returning for the fifth round of F1’s official Virtual Grand Prix series.

The Esports series is acting as replacement races for the delayed 2020 F1 season, which has been temporarily halted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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As well as the current F1 drivers, a number of celebrity guests will contest the race, including four-time Premier League winner Aguero, who will drive for Red Bull, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who switches to Alfa Romeo, and FC Barcelona’s Arthur Melo, who will make his Virtual Grand Prix debut for Haas.

Golf legend Ian Poulter also returns for his third Virtual Grand Prix outing for Renault, alongside F3 driver Max Fewtrell.

Sunday’s latest Virtual Grand Prix will take place on the same day the Spanish Grand Prix was scheduled to be held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The Virtual Spanish Grand Prix comprises of a half-distance race at Barcelona on the official F1 2019 video game. The race will be live-streamed online with a host broadcast coming live from the Gfinity Esports Arena from 18:00 BST on Sunday May 10.

The broadcast will be available on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch, Weibo, Huya and Facebook channels. The Virtual Grand Prix also be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 in the UK.

Last weekend’s Virtual Dutch Grand Prix reached 2.5 million views across F1’s digital platforms, with a total of 15.4m views in total across the four events so far.