Sergio Aguero to get behind the wheel of the F1’s virtual Spanish GP

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Retrieved 07 May 2020, 17:58 IST

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

He is accustomed to moving away from defenders, but this weekend Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be replaced by a virtual Formula One car.

Argentina, the City’s all-time record scorer, is the latest person to be found behind the wheel of the F1’s Sports Series, featuring current drivers, other sports stars and celebrities.

Aguero will stand in a red bull grid at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, along with his partner, Alex Albon, who won the Virtual Dutch Grand Prix last weekend.

“Motorsport is a great passion for me, so the opportunity to participate in a virtual Spanish GP is very exciting for me,” Aguero said.

“I’ve been on the track to watch F1 races and test myself on the days of the track, which inspires the experience.

“But it takes me to the next level and gives me the opportunity to compete and compete against the real F1 driver. I can’t wait.”

Aguero follows England cricketers Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad, singer Liam Payne, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thaibat Courtois and golfer Ian Poulter to take part in the series.

A series has yet to be created to fill the record gap in the absence of any real F1 race due to the coronavirus epidemic.