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Alonso will compete with Verstappen at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

13 January - 10:55 Last update: 14:41
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Fernando Alonso will enter the virtual battle with Max Verstappen. The Dutchman and the Spaniard will both participate in the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday, January 15, although the Spaniard will do so in a different role.

Earlier this week it was already announced that Verstappen will get behind his simulator again. The Dutchman will be in action for Team Redline during the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with Felix Rosenqvist, Maximilian Benecke and Atze Kerhof. However, he will face competition from a fellow F1 driver.

Alonso to work as coach

Whereas Verstappen himself will be in action during the race, Alonso has a different role on behalf of Alpine. The Spaniard serves as coach of the Alpine team with number #36. Victor Martins, Sacha Lehmann, Patrik Sipos and Olli Pahkala will actually drive the car during the race.

''I am thrilled to be coaching the #36 Alpine in the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. I love endurance racing and it is always good to stay in touch with motorsport from a personal point of view. Simracing has become more professional and popular in recent years. I am a big esports fan in general. I am looking forward to helping Victor Martins, one of our Alpine Academy drivers. He has experience in simracing and I am sure that the #36, along with the other excellent drivers, will be competitive'', said the Spaniard in Alpine's press release.

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